Connecticut State Director
As Connecticut State Director, Yam leads state and local advocacy campaigns on behalf of the state's charter school community, as well as guides and oversees advocacy strategy and relationships with member schools.
Most recently she served as the Vice President of Advocacy and Policy at the 50-State Campaign for Achievement Now. Prior to 50CAN she was Director of Research and Policy for ConnCAN, and also served as a board member at Booker T. Washington Academy Charter School in New Haven. Before her work at ConnCAN, Yam was a community organizer for Love Makes a Family, where she led grassroots organizing efforts in support of marriage equality in Connecticut. A previous 20-plus year resident of the state and graduate of Connecticut public schools, Yam received degrees from the University of Connecticut School of Law and Johns Hopkins University.