University: Sun Yat-sen University
Description: Yulin He is a second-year graduate student studying Ecology at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. She is very passionate about community service and was part of the “San Xia Xiang” program where she went to rural areas of China with other members, doctors, and officials to inform families about scientific and literacy knowledge and offer them medical services. As part of an investigative study of the impact of construction sites on surrounding residents’ health, Yulin had the opportunity to directly connect with the community she was serving. During her time in the United States she hopes to work at a non-governmental organization where she can build cultural understandings with people from different communities to gain skills and perspectives about problem solving and team building.