Vivian Lam is a researcher in thoracic and geriatric oncology at UCSF. They completed their undergraduate degree in human biology and comparative literature at Stanford University. They are captivated by palliative and end-of-life care, death and dying, and medical anthropology. They believe that critical theory and narrative can unveil alternative modalities of care and ways of being. They also enjoy distance running, staring vacantly into the distance, and warbling in the shower.