Trinh Nguyen is a first-year PhD student from Fresno, California. She earned her BA in Criminology, Law, and Society from the University of California, Irvine and her MS from the California State University, Long Beach in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Following her undergraduate studies, Trinh interned for a private investigations firm and volunteered at juvenile correctional facilities. During her graduate studies, Trinh worked as a research assistant to evaluate four programs aimed at strengthening community-police relations through the California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) grant with the Long Beach Police Department, Long Beach Health Department, and the California Conference for Equality and Justice organization. She also led an evaluation of the Long Beach Youth Leadership Academy (YLA). Her Master’s thesis was a qualitative study that examined patterns of ecstasy use and other drugs among Asian Americans. Trinh’s research interests include substance use, drug policy, community-police relationships, and police discretion.