Prior to joining Fulbright University, Lam worked for 15 years in media industry. Starting as a political reporter, she became a managing editor for VietNamNet, one of the leading media outlets in the country, at age 26. Lam created Vietnam Week, Vietnam’s first online public affairs forum, through which she provided a platform to leading public intellectuals from Vietnam and around the world so they might discuss and debate important issues.
Lam holds a master’s degree from the McCourt School of Public Policy of Georgetown University, where she studied public policies and management on a Fulbright Scholarship from 2012 – 2014. She lives in Hanoi with two children.