Huong Mai Nguyen graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in international relations and Spanish in 2009. She also holds a master’s in international affairs from American University and was a Fellow in public policy and international affairs at Princeton University.
Since 2011, she has worked for the World Bank – in the Africa Region as a research analyst studying poverty reduction and economic development, and in the East Asia and the Pacific Region, first as an infrastructure specialist in the Sustainable Development Unit and currently as an energy specialist in the Energy and Extractives Global Practice. In this capacity, she supports governments around the world in managing over $2 billion (U.S.) of clean and renewable energy investment. She is based in Washington, D.C.