Joshua Lam was born in Melbourne, Australia and raised in Hong Kong. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 2018, with a B.A. in economics and public policy studies. His senior thesis explored the relationship between international election monitoring and electoral violence in sub-Saharan Africa. As an undergraduate, Joshua interned at Send A Cow, a nonprofit focused on supporting smallholder farmers in central and eastern Africa, evaluating a series of village-level microfinance training workshops in Kakamega County, Kenya. After graduation, Joshua worked as an associate at IDinsight, a global advisory, data analytics, and research organization in the international development sector. He coordinated data collection for an impact evaluation measuring the health effects of a medical product delivery company in Ghana, and advised on a variety of monitoring and evaluation initiatives for social sector organizations in South Africa to inform program design and expansion. At Yale, Joshua is pursuing a joint degree at the Jackson Institute and the School of Management. He hopes to explore the opportunities and potential pitfalls of leveraging private sector innovation to solve challenges in low- and middle-income countries.