Lynda Nguyen is the Senior Policy & Research Analyst at ALIGN. Lynda first started doing movement work within her Vietnamese refugee community in DC around housing justice and language access. Prior to ALIGN, she was the Senior Manager of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy at the New York City Anti-Violence Project, where she supported queer and trans survivors of violence. Her portfolio includes work on gender equity, police and state violence, education, and healing justice. Outside of her role at ALIGN, Lynda curates programs for queer and trans Asian and Pacific Islander communities with Hai Ba Trung School for Organizing and API&. She holds a Masters of Science in Policy and Management from The New School.