|Real Name:||Desiree Nguyen|
|Affiliations:||The Phoenix Foundation|
United States Army (Formerly)
|First appearance:||K-9 + Smugglers + New Recuit|
|Portrayed by:||Levy Tran|
Desiree "Desi" Nguyen is a new recruit for The Phoenix Foundation that was introduced in K-9 + Smugglers + New Recruit. She takes over Jack's role as a Overwatch for MacGyver. She has been in every episode since, and was promoted to a main character in Season 4.
- 1 Early life
- 1.1 Season 3
- 1.2 Season 4
- 1.2.1 Fire + Ashes + Legacy = Phoenix
- 1.2.2 Red Cell + Quantum + Cold + Committed
- 1.2.3 Kid + Plane + Cable + Truck
- 1.2.4 Windmill + Acetone + Celluloid + Firing Pin
- 1.2.5 Soccer + Desi + Merchant + Titan
- 1.2.6 Right + Wrong + Both + Neither
- 1.2.7 Mac + Desi + Riley + Aubrey
- 1.2.8 Father + Son + Father + Matriarch
- 1.2.9 Code + Artemis + Nuclear + N3mesis
- 1.2.10 Tesla + Bell + Edison + Mac
- 1.2.11 Psy-Op + Cell + Merchant + Birds
- 1.2.12 Loyalty + Family + Rogue + Hellfire
- 1.2.13 Save + The + Dam + World
- 2 Trivia
- 3 Appearances
- 4 References
Desi is one of the first women to graduate from U.S. Army Ranger School. While in the Army she was assigned to a special ops team consisting of forces from the SAS, Delta Force, and the CIA. After she was discharged from the military she used the G.I. Bill to go to the University of Michigan.
She is a friend of Jack Dalton. The Phoenix Foundation is still trying to find why she owes him.
Following the shutdown of The Phoenix Foundation. Desi had a brief but passionate relationship with her Overwatch Angus MacGyver but they broke up earlier to the start of the season. By the time she was found by her ex and newcomer Russ Taylor, she was blacklisted and became a bouncer at a bar until she accepted to help hunting down the Hades X1.
- Desi has expressed a dislike for guns, preferring to capture enemies instead of killing them. She carries a gun due to regulations and believes that it is sometimes necessary to use it. Desi admitted that she is more prone to using her gun on people who hurt animals.
- She is the sixth love interest for the 2016-Present incarnation of MacGyver, and the most frequently appearing of all others.
- Desi is an airplane pilot.
- Desi has been a competitive soccer player since she was a child.  When she was young she was angry after missing a championship goal and kicked a dent in her father’s car.  She was a starting player at the University of Michigan during her senior year and during the finals, she scored goals and was named MVP. 
- Desi did not wear her retainer after her braces were removed which caused her to need braces again when she with in college. 
- She took ballet lessons as a child but did not enjoy them. 
|Improvise||Bravo Lead + Loyalty + Friendship||Bozer + Booze + Back to School||Guts + Fuel + Hope||Dia de Muertos + Sicarios + Family||Murdoc + MacGyver + Murdoc||Scavengers + Hard Drive + Dragonfly||Revenge + Catacombs + Le Fantome||Specimen 234 + PAPR + Outbreak||Matty + Ethan + Fidelity||Mac + Fallout + Jack|
|Fence + Suitcase + Americium-241||Wilderness + Training + Survival||Father + Bride + Betrayal||K-9 + Smugglers + New Recruit||Lidar + Rogues + Duty||Seeds + Permafrost + Feather||Murdoc + Helman + Hit||Friends + Enemies + Border||No-Go + High-Voltage + Rescue||Treason + Heartbreak + Gum||Mason + Cable + Choices|