Lucy Burns

President

Lucy Burns

Lucy immigrated to the U.S. many years ago. As the first generation of immigrants and a naturalized US citizen, she worked diligently to improve her language skills. She joined the Toastmasters Club some years ago, and in doing so, overcame the communication barriers that Asian Americans often face in America. As the chapter president from 2016 to 2018, she has been actively engaged in organizing local community events such as the Mentoring Asian American Program (MAAP), Youth Leadership Scholarship Committee, Chinese Culture Day and Festival of Nation. She also attended numerous corporate diversity fairs to advocate diversity awareness. She formerly served as president of an Asian American employee group at a local company and continues to be a strong advocate for corporate diversity groups.

While promoting leadership development among the Asian American community, she is also applying her leadership skills into her profession as a research lab manager at a microbiological testing lab. Throughout her career, Lucy’s self-driven attitude constantly motivates her to learn from any problems she might encounter. Now, she wants to help others in building a successful career path by developing communication and leadership skills. Lucy aspires to be the kind of leader that John Quincy Adams described in this following quote, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

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