Hey! My name is Joyce, and I’m an undergraduate at Harvard College studying economics and computer science. Recently, I’ve also studied abroad at Oxford University. When I’m not at school, I call Upstate New York home!
I first started tutoring during high school, and it quickly grew into a passion of mine — especially test prep and economics tutoring. I particularly love working with high school students because I’m always learning from them, even as I teach!
At Harvard, I’m involved in the Chinese Students Association, Smart Woman Securities, and Global Platinum Securities. Outside of classes, I also love exploring Boston, trying new foods, and playing poker with friends.
Education: Harvard, Oxford
Undergrad Major: A.B. Computer Science, A.B. Economics
Other Degrees/Minors: Secondary (Minor) in Statistics
Class Rank: 1
Awards & Honors: Valedictorian, US Presidential Scholars Program Semifinalist, National Merit Scholarship Finalist, New York State Scholar for Academic Excellence, Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award, Level 3 Silver Medalist in the National Spanish Exam, National AP Scholar with Honor (2020)/Distinction (2021), US National Chemistry Olympiad Finalist, National Gold (2) and Silver (3) Medals in Poetry from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, 32 Northeast Region-At-Large Writing Awards from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, 13 Northeast Region-At-Large Art Awards from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, 1st Prize in Poetry from the Rochester Public Library Sokol High School Literary Awards (2021, 2022), Eastman Community Music School Merit Scholarships & Public Recitals, USA Fencing Junior Olympic Championships Qualifier (2020), USA Fencing Summer National Championships Qualifier (2020)
Interests & Activities: Student Government (Class President, All-School Executive Council Officer, Principal's Advisory Council Officer), Model UN Club (President), United Nations Association of Rochester (Secretary General), Dear Asian Youth (Literature Editor, National Board Member), Math League (Captain), Science Olympiad (Captain), Environment Club (President), Volunteer at the Rochester Museum & Science Center (weekly Ask-It Explainer, Curiosity Camp Volunteer), Rochester Fencing Club Allstars Competitive Epee Fencer, Pianist at the Eastman Community Music School (ECMS Diploma Program Candidate), National Honor Society, East Coast Asian American Student Union (High School Program), Telluride Association (2020 Telluride Association Sophomore Seminar: AfroAsian Cultures & Media), Summer Science Program (2021 Biochemistry Research Program)
SAT Scores: 1600 (800 Math, 800 EBRW)
AP Exams: 5 Statistics, 5 Calculus BC, 5 Psychology, 5 Biology, 5 Chemistry, 5 Environmental Science, 5 Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism, 5 World History, 5 Comparative Government, 5 US Government, 5 US History, 5 English Literature & Composition, 5 English Language & Composition, 5 Spanish Language & Culture, 5 Computer Science Principles, 5 Microeconomics, 5 Macroeconomics (perfect score), 5 Music Theory, 4 Physics I, 4 Physics C: Mechanics, 4 Computer Science A, 4 Art History
SAT Subject Tests: 800 Math Level 2, 800 Chemistry
Other Interests & Activities: At Harvard, I'm involved in: Smart Woman Securities (Chief Development Officer), Harvard-Radcliffe Chinese Students Organization (Cultural Chair), Global Platinum Securities (Analyst), Harvard Undergraduate Economics Association (VP of Marketing), Harvard Poker Club (Operations Chair), Global Research & Consulting (Senior Associate), HackHarvard (Finance Associate), and Harvard Women in Computer Science. Outside of Harvard, I'm also involved in: PJT Partners' Freshman Bridge Program, Dear Asian Youth (Literature Editor, National Board Member), and the Telluride Association (Application Reader).