Hello! I am currently an undergraduate student at Princeton University, concentrating in Molecular Biology and pursuing certificates in Neuroscience and Music Performance. Outside of the classroom, I perform clarinet in several ensembles on campus, such as the Princeton University Orchestra, and I work in a laboratory researching topics in neuroimmunology. In the future, I hope to pursue a career in medicine.
I have been teaching students since the sophomore year in high school. I enjoy teaching because I love being on the other end of the learning process. In the classroom, I study very hard to learn material, but teaching students allows me to pass on this knowledge in a meaningful way. I am comfortable teaching chemistry, biology, neuroscience, Chinese, writing, math, and music theory. I have challenged myself to deeply understand throughout high school and my college experience so far. I understand where students can have difficulties, and I can adapt quickly to present the information effectively.
Additionally, I enjoy developing connections with students because they all have unique personalities, interests, and ideas. The students have their own journey, and I hope to impart some of my experiences to help make their lives easier.
Education: Princeton University
Undergrad Major: A.B. Molecular Biology
Other Degrees/Minors: Certificates in Neuroscience and Music Performance, Juilliard School of Music Pre-College Division - High school Degree
Awards & Honors: AP Scholar with Honor; National Merit Scholarship, Letter of Commendation; Class of 2008 Excellence Award, Rye Country Day School; Golden Apple Award, Chinese National Essay Contest 2017; Special Volunteer Service Awards (2017) at the Boys' and Girls' Club, Stamford, CT.; First Place and Special Prize, ENJOR International Woodwinds & Brass Competition 2017; First Place, International Grand Virtuoso Competition 2016, Salzburg, Austria; Winner of several other international and nation music competitions.
Interests & Activities: President for 2017-2018 Rye Country Day School Concert Choir and competitive A Capella group WildScats; President and Co-Founder of Music Measures Inc., a non-profit organization to teach music at the Boys' and Girls' Club; Peer Leader (2016-2018), Rye Country Day School; Class Senator 2016-17, 2017-18; Class Treasurer 2017-18; Juilliard School of Music, Pre-College Division - Major in Clarinet and Minor in Composition; Principal Clarinetist for New York Conference All-State Orchestra (2016-17)
ACT Scores: 33 Composite, 35 English, 32 Math, 30 Reading, 33 Science, 10 Writing
AP Exams: 5 Biology, 5 Calculus AB, 5 Music Theory, 4 Chemistry, 4 AP Language and Composition, 4 Physics 1, 4 US History
SAT Subject Tests: 800 Math Level 2, 800 Biology
Other Interests & Activities: Princeton University Orchestra (clarinet), Princeton Chamber Music Society
Location: Princeton University