Originally from Shenzhen, China, I developed a passion in biotechnology when I volunteered at Beijing Genomics Institute as a junior in high school. With an interest in creating new biotechnologies to improve people’s lives, I came to Rice University to major in Bioengineering. I have gained more than two years of research experience in tissue engineering and 3D bioprinting, both at Rice and at RWTH Aachen University in Germany during summer 2018. Besides research, I was involved in multiple engineering design projects for clients including a Katy, TX-based dermatologist and Johnson & Johnson. I am also an active leader in the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership Student Leadership Committee and the Rice Engineering Without Borders Team.
I plan to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering with a focus in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, after which I would like to lead biomedical innovations through startup businesses and accelerate the delivery of tissue engineering products to patients.
I am currently going through the Ph.D. application process. As an international student, I am not qualified for most of the application fee waivers. The Boro scholarship undoubtedly alleviates my financial burden over the application season and helps me on working towards my dream of pursuing a Ph.D. in Bioengineering and working at the forefront of tissue engineering research.