John Lam is a first generation Chinese-American, born and raised in Sacramento, California.
As a person who is formerly incarcerated, he is passionate about utilizing technology and policy to address criminal justice reform. He understands the importance of having people with carceral experiences creating apps and offering insight at the intersection of policy and technology around housing, employment, education and access to healthcare. He volunteers with nonprofits from the Bay Area and Southern California to assist formerly incarcerated people when reintegrating back into society.
He is currently an undergraduate at UC Berkeley majoring in Political Science. Upon completing his degree, he plans on pursuing a Masters in Public Policy. Meanwhile, during his free time he enjoys learning how to code and outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, concerts and finding a new restaurant to try.