I’ve always loved science projects…
and spent my teens tutoring younger neighbors. Going to college in Boston to study civil engineering, I shaped my identity through engineering courses, leadership positions, and Red Sox games. While I found AutoCAD drafting and job site touring to be interesting, I was more fascinated by concrete mixtures and material properties. Instead of applying for entry-level jobs as a senior in college, I applied to graduate school for materials science.
I’m a second-year Materials Science & Engineering PhD student at the University of Maryland. I primarily study polymers and focus on recycling waste materials. As the child of immigrants, I am the first in my lineage that can conquer the “American Dream” through an education. I am driven by the climate change crisis and the desire to minimize plastic pollution.
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