School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree: Food Science and Human Nutrition
- School/University and current year entering the 2018 semester
Senior at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Academic advisor(s):
- Degree/Major/Research focus:
I’m pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. I’m currently working in Dr. Youngsoo Lee’s lab under Yiming Feng on microencapsulation with microfluidic chips.
- How did you choose your area of study?
I really enjoy baking for my family and friends. I wanted to learn more about the science behind baking and what components go into the ingredients that I use. This led me to learn more about how food companies develop and maintain quality products.
- How has this scholarship helped you?
This scholarship has helped me financially, allowing me to focus on my academics and participate in extracurricular activities. I specifically joined the Food Product Development Club, where we work in teams and create a product for internal competitions. This will be beneficial towards a possible future career in Research and Development.
- What is your favorite class this semester and why?
My favorite class would be bowling because it helped relieve stress, and I found myself improving as a bowler over time.