Hometown: Birmingham, Michigan
Major/Track: Biophysics: Structural Biology
Campus Organizations: Global Scholar Program, Biophysics Club, English Language Institute Facilitator, ASIB (Asian Students in Business)
What inspired you to major in Biophysics? I was always interested in the way that the fundamentals of physics could be applied to biology and how quantitative methods could be used to understand complex biological systems, so when I heard about biophysics, it seemed like the perfect fit for me.
Have you particpated in an intership or research experience? Yes. My research interests are in therapeutic ultrasound imaging. This is my 4th year of being research assistant in Dr. Zhen Xu's Histotripsy group and I am in the process of completing an internship with the focused ultrasound foundation. I also have done internships outside of the natural sciences. Last year, I worked with an NGO in partnership with the UN that promoted sustainable development around the world.
What advice would you give to students considering a major in Biophysics at the University of Michigan? Definitely do it!!! The faculty in this department are so supportive and the classes are absolutely fascinating. It is the perfect interdisciplinary major in which one has unlimited potential to acquire such a variety of skills.
What do you hope to do after graduating from Michigan? I am hoping to attend medical school and pursue a masters degree in public health.
What is your favorite place on campus? The Arboretum during the fall and spring seasons
What else do you want us to know? I speak 4 languages with conversational fluency and I am very passionate about Latin dance.