Motivated by the inadequate schools he attended as a child in both Vietnam and New Jersey, Lam Nguyen joins CityBridge with aspirations to learn about and influence the transformation of American education. Lam graduated in 2018 from Georgetown University, where he studied Government and Psychology with a focus on education reform.
Lam’s dedication to a more equitable education system originated during his time in Vietnam, where he managed a family charity that connected talented students experiencing unimaginable poverty with resources to access excellent education. At Georgetown, Lam focused his interest in serving under-resourced communities on Washington, D.C., where he taught in a 3rd grade summer school classroom in Ward 7. In order to couple the lessons he learned from teaching with a deeper understanding of data evaluation, Lam spent a summer in Kenya with Zusha!, a data-driven development project that addressed high death rates from public transportation accidents.
As a CityBridge Fellow, Lam is excited to draw from these experiences and learn how to affect sustained, equitable change to the inequalities of our country’s education landscape.