We often tell high schoolers that to be successful, they should eventually pick one area and focus their attention heavily. For Clarence Lam, a 1999 Emmaus High School graduate. it was a desire to pursue multiple passions that has led him on a unique career path.
After finishing at EHS, he went on to study both political science and biology. He has gone on to become a physician in preventive medicine at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Maryland State Senator for District 12 in Baltimore and Howard Counties, since his election in November 2018.
During this conversation, Lam talks about his high school social studies classes opening his eyes to the world and the importance of civics and government, his unique combination of skills being an asset during the Covid-19 pandemic, and his advice about taking the new found independence of being in high school and using it to figure out a future direction.
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