Helen Lam, M.S. | Board Member

Helen graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and from San Francisco State with a Master’s degree in Biomedical Science. She takes great pride in her day job as Senior Research Associate at Alector in South San Francisco, working diligently to contribute to the company’s efforts in cancer and neurodegeneration immunotherapies. After a trip to visit her parents’ hometowns in Vietnam, she decided she should get involved in ensuring that children have the opportunity to continue their education regardless of their family’s financial ability and started volunteering with ICAN in August 2017. Despite her original interest being in providing a helping hand to underprivileged students in Vietnam, Helen came to learn much about ICAN’s US-based initiatives to strengthen Vietnamese-American families in our local community, many of whom struggle to find the right resources and now works with the team to raise grant money and awareness for these programs. In March 2018, Helen became the newest member of ICAN’s Board of Directors.