James Huynh is the Research Assistant for the Network for Transformative Change, where his work supports the alignment of organizers, researchers, and institutional expertise to build progressive infrastructure in California. Prior to working at the Haas Institute, James was an Emerging Leader intern at GLIDE where he provided support services in an affordable housing community for formerly homeless residents and provided research support for GLIDE's Advocacy taskforce. Additionally, James serves as one of the Directors of the Suitcase Clinic, a student organization that provides drop-in services for homeless and low-income populations. He also coordinates a pen-pal program focused on incarcerated Southeast Asian populations and connecting them with people on the outside.