Julie Lam is the director of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Los Angeles Regional Office. The Los Angeles Regional Office is responsible for data collection, data dissemination, and geographic operations in seven states—Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.
In addition to helping count the population every 10 years, the Census Bureau’s Los Angeles Regional Office is involved in producing key social measures of poverty, health and well-being, crime, education, and other social characteristics. Lam oversees the data collection tasks of thousands of permanent and temporary workers in support of Census Bureau programs.
Lam has nearly 30 years of service with the Census Bureau. She is a three-time recipient of the Census Bureau's Bronze Medal Award.
Lam earned degrees in both computer science and mathematics from the University of Saint Ambrose and has lived in Southern California since June 1986. She speaks five different languages—Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hainanese, and English.