I was born in China and moved to New York City at the age of 8. Currently, I am a sophomore at Macaulay Honors at Hunter College, intending to major in Biochemistry while on a pre-med track.
I am very passionate about medicine, whether it’s practicing medicine or researching it. I am fascinated by the power of medicine and how it can – quite literally – save and change lives. I am a member of the pre-med club at my college and was involved with Global Brigades, specifically the medical sector. I currently work in two psychology labs – one focusing on animal behavior through experiments with electric fish and another focusing on depression and induced optimism in young adults. Working with young adults dealing with depression has introduced me to unique perspectives and has given me a peek at the intricate buildup of a teenager’s mind. I am also a volunteer at Mount Sinai Hospital, where I work with both nursing staff and patients on an inpatient orthopedics unit.
Outside of academics, I enjoy swimming and was a member of my high school varsity swim team. Through America Needs You (ANY), I hope to learn business etiquette, build a professional demeanor, and grow through mentorship as well as career counseling. I’m confident ANY and my mentors will equip me with the necessary tools to become a successful doctor.