Residency: Nantou, Taiwan
School: Putai Senior High School
Intended Major: Business and Biology
Age: Grade 10
Rina aspires to get into NYU and BU. She is currently at the stage of exploration, having interest in both Business and Biology, she is also a member of a Robotics Club at school. She ranks top 5% in class, and although her weakness is in English, that never stopped her from achieving more.
What challenges did she face?
- At the exploration stage, Rina somewhat struggled to find a specific research area and topic to work on.
- Rina met with some problems in the longevity research topic and needed guidance on dissecting components of a scientific paper.
The professor is a research assistant professor at Tufts University and previously a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University. For his research work, he was awarded Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science.
How did our program help her?
- The program has allowed Rina to be exposed to both academic and industry-side research as a possible future career or interest.
- With guidance from the professor, Rina pursued a novel research area in the subfield of biology in longevity research. She was further led to understanding cultural and ethical issues surrounding advanced biological research, which is less talked about at her level.