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Danny Nguyen

Meet Danny Nguyen!

Danny Nguyen is a senior at Vanderbilt University studying Molecular and Cellular Biology and Medicine, Health and Society. He was born and raised in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco, its poorest and most dangerous neighborhood. In his free time, he writes op-Eds on prostitution, education and housing rights, which have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Tennessean and The Frisc, among others. After graduation, he aims to pursue journalism, covering human rights issues and biology. His goal with journalism is simple—he hopes to use his unconventional background as a sex worker to tell other unheard stories and spark change. He is excited to tell his first-hand experience with prostitution prior to attending Vanderbilt on the TEDxVanderbiltUniversity stage.