Vincent Nguyen believes that National Parks can serve as impartial sanctuaries. An equitable space that actively inspires rather than lay void. He believes the outdoors can be a communal space where everyone’s personal interpretation, reflection, and growth find safety.

Vincent, a son of first-generation refugees, is building a career rooted in the evolution of environmental stewardship and discovering purpose in championing for safe spaces. As a first-generation American, navigating the intersectional nature of culture and the outdoors, he is excited to grow alongside his NPCA peers as they continue to challenge the traditional notions of environmental advocacy.

Vincent serves as a park ranger with The National Park Service, holding the role of Facility Management Systems Specialist for Channel Islands National Park. When not in uniform, Vincent enjoys experiencing new cultures through food, being surrounded by stories through art, and is never found hiking without coffee and his books.