Barry Fellowship Alum Spotlight
Christine Nguyen, 2007 Barry Fellow
Christine Nguyen, MC '09 is a Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology major from Los Angeles. She is a freshman counselor, an undergraduate admissions student recruitment coordinator, and a volunteer at the Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is also active in the Asian American Students Alliance and the Vietnamese Students Association.
Her summer on the Barry Fellowship:
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How she chose her project:
I was interested in the topic and developed the project with a former Yale World Fellow whose NGO addressed these two issues.
Her recommendations for students applying to the Barry Fellowship:
Be open to change.
How her summer influenced her future plans:
Living in a developing country helps you understand your world from a different perspective. Hopefully, this new perspective can shape your character in a positive way and help you realize what you can contribute to better society. After that summer in Vietnam, I've decided that I want to go back and continue public health research. I've expanded my network since my last visit and am currently collaborating with a medical school in Ho Chi Minh City. I hope to address health disparities in Vietnam in the future.