Residency: Nantou, Taiwan
School: Putai Senior High School
Intended Major: Business and Biology
Age: Grade 10
Rina wishes to attend NYU and BU. She is currently in the exploratory level, with interests in both business and biology. She is also a member of the school’s Robotics Club.
What challenges did she face?
- Rina struggled to choose a precise research area and topic to work on during the investigation stage.
- Rina ran into some difficulties with her longevity research and required help breaking down different components of a scientific paper for an easier understanding.
The mentor works as a research assistant professor at Tufts University. Previously, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University. For his research work, he is listed on Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science.
How did our program help her?
- Rina has been introduced to both academic and industry-side research as a potential future job or interest as a result of the program.
- Rina pursued a fresh study area in the subfield of biology in longevity research with the help of the professor. She was also led to a better grasp of the cultural and ethical challenges that surround advanced biological research, which are rarely discussed at her level.