Daniel Nguyen has been working for APAIT since 2014, starting off as a Health Educator and now a Risk Reduction Counselor. He moved to Los Angeles in 2012 to study Asian American Studies and minor in Education at the University of California Los Angeles. Daniel was a part of the Asian Pacific Coalition during his time at UCLA, advocating for the rights for Asian American students and other students of color on campus, but also developing the next generation of Asian American leaders as the Leadership Development Coordinator. In June 2014, Daniel walked off the stage as UCLA graduate and became a Health Educator at APAIT the next day.
Daniel works to advocate, educate, the quality of life for medically underserved communities living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS. He specialized in working with LGBTQ youth by running a social-group called Peers Empowering Peers, which is a group of empowered peers who learn how to have effective risk-reduction conversations to break the negative stigma of HIV testing by transforming that social norm. He now works as a counselor to offer risk reduction counseling to HIV+ individuals.
Besides working for APAIT, Daniel also serves as the youngest member on A3PCON (Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council) as the Co-Chair of the Health Justice Committee.