Victor Tam's professional career has been focused in community college education. Victor started as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry in 2007 at Foothill College, and oversaw a STEM internship program placing community college students into research experiences at four-year institutions. In 2014, Victor transitioned to the position of Dean of Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering. Part of his work included facilitation of a STEM Summer Camp for middle and high school students to increase interest in STEM fields. Victor assumed his current position at SRJC in 2016. Victor has served as co-PI on two different NSF S-STEM grants to address student retention and success rates, as well as career preparation for STEM majors. Recently, he completed committee work with the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, on a report about STEM education at minority-serving institutions. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from UC Berkeley, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from UC San Diego.