One of the things that’s really important to me is working to support marginalized youth to build the technical confidence they need to feel empowered in pursuing a STEM education, or really anything they’re passionate about.
I started out as an undergraduate majoring in physics at the University of Science and Technology in China, but in my senior year I had a chance to come to Stanford, where I learned there was a whole field that uses materials science to solve practical problems, which I’m very interested in.
#IAmAnEngineer: I’ve always liked research. I really became interested in both engineering and nanotechnology as a high school student when I had the chance to go to Lawrence Berkeley National Lab for a program where different scientists presented their work every Saturday.
#IAmAnEngineer: I’ve always loved learning. I studied environmental engineering and eventually started a company in the environmental space, but ultimately, I really wanted to go back and do something related to human health.
#IAmAnEngineer: All my life I’ve had a passion for dance. Understanding the movement in the human body created a curiosity as to how the physical world worked, which fed my other passion for engineering.