The daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, Jennifer is a first-generation college student. Jennifer is passionate about developing her cultural competency and has studied both Mandarin and Spanish. During her senior year of high school, she was selected to represent the United States at the International Youth Conference in South Korea, where she spent a week discussing the impact of the digital revolution with students from around the world. Jennifer is also a delegate for the Asian Pacific Development Center’s youth program. As a delegate, she has helped raise Asian visibility and dispel misconceptions through dance and an anti-bullying campaign. Jennifer and her team members won the “Most Sustainable” Award at the Asian Pacific Development Center’s Think Like A Genius Foundation Challenge for their solution to combat bullying in the Asian community.
In high school, Jennifer was president of National Honor Society and co-captain of speech & debate, while also graduating in the top 5% of her class. She is excited to continue to expand her knowledge of culture and language as a means of providing innovative ideas around the world. Her dream is to travel the world and help people through the use of science.