Thai Nguyen came to the United States as a refugee from Vietnam in 1980 after spending time in four refugee camps. She is the founder and executive director of Kaizen Food Rescue, a non-profit organization that is the only refugee-led food access organization in Colorado. Through her organization, Thai and her team of volunteers have distributed over 11 million pounds of fresh food to thousands of families in 93 zip codes. Now as a former refugee, Thai is passionate about food justice and works to address food insecurity in her community by serving on various food policy councils. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and pets.