Thien Nguyen is an undergraduate research assistant for IonE’s Global Landscape Initiative (GLI). His research project is the analysis of land degradation in Senegal using the Google Earth Engine. He is supervised by James Gerber and Paul West. Outside of his work at the IonE, Thien is a computer science major at the College of Science and Engineering, and co-director of SASE Labs. In his free time, he enjoys cooking with friends, practicing K-pop dances, and playing volleyball.