FLI Executive Board
I grew up in a suburb of Kansas City, where I often have to explain what MIT is (and I occasionally pick a different state starting with the letter “M” for fun). Very few people from my high school end up landing in Cambridge, so when I moved here, I felt like I was transplanting […]
I am a first-generation and low-income student at MIT studying CS and Economics. Growing up in Brooklyn, NY and being raised by two immigrant parents, it has taught me a lot about resilience and I hope to continue through life with that mantra.
I was born and have lived in Canton (Guangzhou) my whole life, where my grandparents and parent are from Teoswa (Chaoshan). Both cities are located in the very south of China, and have profound culture with the latter being the origin of kung fu tea and lion dance. However the gender inequality situation in Teoswa […]
I grew up in a funny town. Vegas is as wonky as you’d expect for a kid, but that taught me a lot. Having lived in both a very vanilla house of suburban sprawl and a downtown home that once belonged to a drug lord, I saw clearly who was getting what out of the […]
I was born in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and moved to Boston in 2019 to attend MIT. I am a Questbridge scholar and a first generation college student. I’m interested in pursuing a career in neuroscience and currently work in an MIT lab studying computational models of motor control. In my free time, I play the […]
I was born and raised in a rural town in Southwest Oregon, always dreaming of escape and traversing some big city and higher education. Higher education and moving far away from “home” (a term hard to define) were never thought of in my family, but I wanted to make some drastic change for myself and […]
I lived in Colombia until I was 14 years old, which is when my family and I moved to the U.S.. My immigration experience, like the rest, is unique and it is truly what has shaped me as a person the most.
I am a Questbridge scholar and first-generation/low-income student originally from Long Beach, CA. At MIT, I’m interested in exploring the intersection between computer science, neuroscience, and biology. In my free time, I like playing the cello, listening to music, learning new languages, and reading books.