Nguyen ready to listen, eager to give back
By Kori Tuitt, Lowell Sun
Former legal aid attorney, Tram Nguyen, never dreamed of getting into politics. In fact, the representative-elect for the 18th Essex District didn’t even imagine pursuing a career in law. When she was younger she initially went to school with the plans to become a pediatrician.
Although she said she was not the best pre-med student, a newfound interest in law proved to be another way Nguyen could give back. As a legal aid attorney, Nguyen represented seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, survivors of domestic violence, children and more. She also worked on various legislation that would impact her clients and people across the commonwealth.
“In working on legislation, I had gotten the opportunity to work with a lot of legislators at the Statehouse, whether on the Senate side or the House side,” Nguyen said. “I was stunned around 2016 when I started reaching out to my state rep and realized that he was completely unresponsive to any of my requests for meetings. I looked into it further and realized I wasn’t the only one.”