Tam Duong is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her research focuses on how racial stressors affect physiological, emotional, and behavioral stress reactivity. Tam is interested in examining how race, income disparities, and neighborhoods impact the health of low income communities of color with a focus on health equity and social justice through community development. With over six years of experience working in non-profit organizations, including those in South Africa, Mexico, and Viet Nam, Tam was also a Fulbright Fellow and spent 10 months at the University of Da Nang College of Education in central Viet Nam.Most recently, Tam worked as a community organizer and an immigrant rights coordinator in her native Los Angeles. Tam was raised in Lincoln Heights, CA and received her B.A. in Neuroscience from Scripps College. During her free time she loves exploring beaches and gardens, reading non-fiction, finding the best restaurants in the city, and hiking.