As an Asian-American woman and Chinese adoptee, service has always been an important aspect of my life. As a member many different communities, both professional and personal, I find it imperative to give back to those who have given me so much.
2017-Present - Science Communicatin
Science Teaching Through Art (STAR)
I am on the leadership team of STAR, an interdisciplinary student organization dedicated to promoting science communication between the Stanford research community and the general public. I have taught several STAR workshops, including teaching students to make 2-minute Science Sketch videos and a workshop on Adobe Illustrator.
2019-Present - Science Policy
Stanford Science Policy Group
I co-lead the Stanford Science Policy group, a campus chapter of a national network of science policy groups. We organize events and workshops on campus for students who are interested in learning about science policy and advocacy. From 2017-2018, I was involved in a science policy working group, which, in partnership with Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), connected STEM graduate students and faculty with policy makers and researchers in law, public policy, and economics.
2018-Present - Internatiional Community
American Society of Naturalists Graduate Committee
From 2018, I have served on the Graduate Committee of the international professional organization of ecologists and evolutionary biologists, the American Society of Naturalists (ASN). I will be the president of the Graduate Committee from 2019-2020. We review student grant proposals, organize student events at professional conferences, and write blog posts.
2017-Present - Local Community
Biology Department Career Committee
I have been the chair of the Stanford Department of Biology's Career Committee. Leading this committee, I have organized numerous professional development and networking events for Stanford Biology PhD students, including networking events with alumni, career development panels, and networking/career resource workshops. We work closely with BioSci Careers (Stanford School of Medicine), BEAM (Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences), and the Vice Provost of Graduate Education (VPGE).
Previous Service Projects
1. Detroit Research Internship Summer Experience (D-RISE) University of Michigan Department of Chemistry (2016)
I was the primary program assistant working with students from Cass Technical High School in Detroit pursuing research projects in the University of Michigan Chemistry department.
2. Science Video Producer University of Michigan (2015-2017)
I produced inquiry-based educational videos, which are posted on YouTube, for introductory science courses at the University of Michigan, including introductory physics (PHYSICS 235), genetics (BIO 305), and molecular biology (MCDB 427).
3. Philosophy of Science in Technology (POSIT) Society University of Michigan (2014-2016)
I was the founder and president of a University of Michigan student organization that ran Enlightenment-style salons on the intersection of philosophy and biochemistry.
4. For Love of Water (FLOW) Traverse City, Michigan (2014)
I was a summer intern with FLOW, a non-profit organization that works with governments to implement environmentally-friendly solutions to local problems. While an intern, I was involved in developing legal strategies for local cities to restrict hydraulic fracturing (fracking), fighting illegal water shut-offs in Detroit, and foundation development and fundraising.
5. Inland Seas Education Association Suttons Bay, Michigan (2013)
I was a summer intern with Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA). I worked with elementary and high school children and their families to educate them about the freshwater ecology of the Great Lakes aboard the 100-foot schooner Inland Seas.