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Chris Lam

Graduate Student

Office: BRT

Educational Background

  • I got my dual-Bachelor’s in 2017 from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. At Georgetown, I majored in Science, Technology & International Affairs, and at Columbia, I majored in Applied Mathematics. I spent three years working as a data scientist before starting at UF.

Research Interests

My current research interests lie in exoplanets, from their dynamical origins and fates, to characterization and discovery. I also hope to branch out to other topics with implications for life beyond our planet, such as astrobiology!


I was born and raised in South Florida. I am passionate about first-generation/low-income (FGLI) college student equity, and I co-direct a project called the Alliance for the Low-Income & First-Generation Narrative (AL1GN), which consists of annual conferences and periodic content for and by students and recent graduates. In my spare time, I love watching and playing soccer and making music I falsely promise will be released soon.