Christine Lam, M.A.

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As our Budget Officer, Christine Lam oversees all of the budget components for the NINDS programs, while working closely with Quynh Ly, our Chief Financial Officer. Christine has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Communication and Visual Arts from George Washington University and a Master’s Degree in Public Communication from American University. She began her federal career in 2007 as an Intramural Administrative Officer intern through the Administrative Fellows Program at NINDS. She served dual roles as a servicing AO and budget analyst for five years in our intramural program before joining the NINDS Financial Management Branch in 2012 to manage NINDS's extramural budget. Starting in 2016, as the Extramural Team Lead, she oversaw the execution of the grants and contract portfolios, analyses and tracking grant trends.