Nguyen is a doctoral student in Theater & Performance Studies, a solo performer, and a playwright. As a scholar, she is interested in the intersection of sexual violence, queer migration and performance. As an artist, Nguyen writes and performs one-person plays. Her first full-length solo comedy, Fortunate Daughter, was named one of the Top 10 Bay Area Plays of 2013 by KQED Year in the Arts! She debuted WHITE POWER: A Comedy at the Nitery at Stanford University in 2016.