Dr. Yun Lu is a devoted mother of two school-age children, a passionate community service volunteer, a weekend math teacher, and a full-time statistician working for a federal public health agency. She came to Maryland to pursue her Ph.D. in Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Yun and her family settled in Howard County eight years ago for its diverse community and excellent school system. 

Yun’s deep interest in education stemmed from a family with generations of educators. Yun believes that public education should put our children first. Yun has been an advocate for improving education and public health in Howard County. She considers academic achievement, physical well-being, and social-emotional readiness important factors to prepare children for their bright future. Yun recognizes the importance of diversity and appreciates diversity through understanding, acceptance, and mutual respect. She advocates for closing the achievement gap by truly understanding the students and tailoring teaching approaches to individual student needs.

Yun believes that education is a shared responsibility of the parents, school, and community. A stable community and a sense of belonging play a crucial role in creating a safe and nurturing environment for children. Being a devoted mother and a dedicated community member, she actively participates in school and community volunteer services. Yun has served on the Community HOA Board of Directors for the past three years. She is currently serving on the Board of Education Operating Budget Review Committee (OBRC). Yun has been a school MathCounts team coach, a homeroom Mom, a regular volunteer at school, a long time PTA member, and a volunteer at numerous extracurricular and community activities. 

Yun considers public service a public trust. She promotes accountability, transparency, participation, and inclusion. With her decade long evidence-based decision making experiences as a federal government employee, her data analysis skills as a statistician, her perspective as a mother, a teacher, and a public servant, Yun is committed to representing the people of District 5 and working together with all stakeholders to serve the best interest of Children and Communities in Howard County.