“I was born in China, and was adopted and came to live in the US. We lived in Seattle, and also in Colorado, while I was growing up. But, Seattle feels like home to me.
My Dad passed away during my Freshman year at UW. He was 56. It turned my Freshman year into a struggle. Most people my age haven’t experienced something like this, they still have both their parents. People didn’t know what to say to me, because it’s a scary thing to talk about. I wish I could have talked about it more. If I could go back, I would have talked more with my friends. Because, talking helps you to work through difficult things. It’s nice that I went to UW, because I can be close to my Mom. I was thinking about going far away, and that would have been harder.
I’m going to graduate in June with a degree in Chemical Engineering. I’d like to go to graduate school right away, and I’m applying to Biomedical PhD programs. There are a lot of different approaches to Biomedical. I’m particularly interested in how to deliver medicine to people, because there are so many options. I’d like to explore those different ways. “