Past Member

Stephanie Nguyen

Former Research Scientist
  • Director's Office

Stephanie Thien Hang Nguyen is a research scientist at MIT Media Lab focused on the intersections of data privacy, human-centered design, and technology policies that impact marginalized populations. She previously led user experience research and design for projects in healthcare with the National Institutes of Health’s million person genome project and Johns Hopkins’ Precision Medicine team. Stephanie was lead designer at the Departments of Education, State, and Health and Human Services at the United States Digital Service at The White House.

Research and work topics include: 1) Understanding and improving the user experience process from data collection to meaning 2) Translating privacy rights and legislation into digital products and services to better serve the needs of citizens 3) Collaborating with policymakers, practitioners, and civil rights advocates to reimagine meaningful choice and control in sharing personal data. She received a Masters in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Theory and Design at the University of Virginia.