Biman is an undergraduate in the History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health program at Yale University. Their academic interests are omnivorous, spanning the natural sciences and the humanities. Currently, they’re interested in tracing the movement of traditional Chinese medicine to the United States. As former captain of a high school Academic Decathlon team that placed first in state and third in internationals, they’re no stranger to effectively communicating large amounts of information from a wide range of academic disciplines to their peers under competitive pressure. After graduation, they’re planning to apply for medical school. In their free time, they enjoy cooking, internet radio, magazine editing, and horticulture.
Education: Yale University
Undergrad Major: History of Science and History of Medicine
Class Rank: 4
Awards & Honors: Honor Roll and Principal’s Scholar (2014-2018)
AP Scholar with Distinction (2016, 2017, 2018)
National AP Scholar (2018)
Wellesley Book Award (2017)
Illinois Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish (2018)
Interests & Activities: Science Olympiad (vice president), Academic Decathlon (captain), National Honor Society, WXYZ Art and Literary Magazine (editor in chief), Asian American Club, Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community (volunteer and employee)
SAT Scores: 1550: 760 (Reading and Writing), 790 (Math)
ACT Scores: 35 Composite: 35 Math, 33 Science, 35 English, 35 Reading, Writing 11
AP Exams: 5 Art History, 5 Biology, 4 Physics 1, 4 Physics C Electricity and Magnetism, 5 Physics C Mechanics, 5 Psychology, 5 Calculus BC, 5 Language and Composition, 5 Chemistry, 5 Spanish Language and Culture, 5 US History, 5 World History (Modern)
SAT Subject Tests: 800 Math Level 2, 800 Chemistry, 760 US History
Other Interests & Activities: At Yale, I'm a social services department volunteer at HAVEN Free Clinic, which is an entirely student-run free clinic. I'm also a member of the Yale Ethnobotanical and Mycological Society. I contributed writing and creative direction for Broad Recognition, Yale's intersectional feminist magazine throughout my first three years at the school. I was also a member and co-president (2020-2021) of Yale Queer+Asian as well as a member and secretary (2019) the Yale LGBTQ Cooperative during my first three years at Yale. I am also contributing to various plant molecular biology research projects as a current research assistant in the Jacob Lab at Yale.