Emma Zhu

Emma Zhu

Emma Zhu

City of residence: Virginia, US
Foxcroft School
Intended major:
Civil Engineering
Age during program:
Grade 12

Emma has experiences working on a stream monitoring project for an environmental NGO (Goose Creek) with her high-school team. With this, it has inspired her to work on a multidisciplinary project that includes both engineering and financial components.

University Acceptance

★ UC San Diego

What challenges did she face?

  • Emma struggled with her homework for a while. All of these issues were overcome after she emailed her mentor for more information.

Matched professor:

He is an adjunct Associate Scientist and Professor at Johns Hopkins University, where he teaches courses on Natural Disaster Risk Modeling. He is also the Principal Consultant at CREA Analytics where he provides Risk Science & Engineering consultations.

How did our program help her?

  • One of her objectives was to work on a research project to submit as part of her portfolio for college application.
  • She learned technical abilities such as QGis and complicated excel commands.

Below is part of an example work done during the program:

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