Growing up in Vinh Phuc, Lam dreamed of becoming a diplomat. She chased that dream to the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam. Eventually, her determination to speak her mind and pursue the truth, wherever it leads, led Lam’s teachers to suggest she consider journalism as an alternative to diplomacy…
As a reporter and editor at VietnamNet, Lam sought to present her readers with multiple perspectives on public problems. Lam created Vietnam Week, Vietnam’s first online public affairs forum, which she used to give a platform to leading public intellectuals from Vietnam and around the world to discuss and debate important issues.
Lam won a Fulbright Scholarship to study public policy at Georgetown University. She reveled in the opportunity to live and study in Washington, DC. She was pleasantly surprised to find that she could find a bowl of pho almost as good as she can find in her hometown.
As Fulbright University Vietnam’s communications director, Lam shares Fulbright’s story with the world. For her it’s the most important story she’s ever covered.