Ying-Yu Lau is a researcher for the LEWIS Registry initiative. She worked for nearly 20 years in corporate finance and accounting capacities across multiple sectors, including manufacturing, pharma and entertainment. She is currently a candidate for Master of Science in criminal justice at USC. She earned an undergraduate degree in economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Lau is also a volunteer at a community health center in South Los Angeles that has been administering up to 5,000 COVID vaccinations daily.