Captain Taylor Lam is a maritime safety and security professional who recently served as Deputy Commander of USCG Sector Boston, overseeing law enforcement, port security, search and rescue, commercial vessel compliance, and oil spill response operations.  Previously, he served as the Special Assistant to the Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, DC.  He also served as Commanding Officer of USCG Maritime Safety and Security Team Long Beach, CA and has led counter-drug and alien migrant interdiction operations in Miami, FL; Seattle, WA, and across the Pacific and Caribbean Oceans.

Taylor is a Coast Guard Governmental Affairs Officer and served as a Military Congressional Fellow for the late U.S. Senator Thad Cochran.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of California, Riverside, a Master of Criminal Justice from Boston University; and a Master of Public Policy from the College of William and Mary. His research interests include gene editing and future implications for the marine transportation system from the novel coronavirus pandemic. 

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