Leon Wang recently defended his Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Princeton University. His research focuses on both developing better cancer diagnostic technologies and improving the availability of malaria treatments (in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation). During his graduate education, Leon has taught a variety of topics ranging from thermodynamics to business entrepreneurship. He has also mentored 3 undergraduate students in both academics and research – all of whom received offers to top graduate programs (UPenn Med School, Yale Law School, UPenn PhD). Prior to Princeton, Leon received his bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan. There, he has also mentored students and was TA (teaching assistant) for college-level math, physics, and engineering courses. He teaches math, physics, chemistry, and computer science. Leon really enjoys working with students and teaches from a fundamental perspective, breaking down complicated problems into more-manageable “bit-sized” steps. During teaching and tutoring, Leon likes to use creative real-world examples to describe problems – which both make the lessons more interesting and also helps with memory retention. In his free time, Leon enjoys board games, traveling (pre-covid of course), and tennis. He is also the founder of the volunteer consulting initiative (VCI) at Princeton, which leads students to work on projects with local non-profits. Post-Princeton, Leon will start his career as a consultant for Bain & Company in New York City.


Education: Princeton University, University of Michigan
Undergrad Major: B.S.E Biomedical Engineering
Other Degrees/Minors: PhD - Chemical & Biological Engineering; Undergraduate Minor - Computer Science

High School:

Awards & Honors: National Merit Finalist
Interests & Activities: Policy Debate, Tennis, Math team, Robotics
SAT Scores: 2280: 800 Math, 760 Writing, 720 Reading
AP Exams: 5 Calculus BC, 5 Biology, 5 Physics C, 5 Chemistry, 5 EU History, 5 US History, 5 Economics (Macro + Micro)
SAT Subject Tests: 800 Math 2, 800 Physics 2


Location: Princeton, NJ

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