Gha Young is from South Korea, living there for much of her early childhood until she moved to San Diego at the age of 12. Not long after she adjusted to the sun and the palm trees, Gha Young moved across the country to attend Harvard College, majoring in Chemistry and Physics. During her time there, she conducted research on mRNA nanoparticles. After Harvard, she worked for a year at the Framingham Heart Study, where she studied genetic markers of cardiovascular diseases. She is now an MD-PhD candidate at Harvard Medical School, where she strives to combine nanomedicine with computational modeling.
Gha Young has worked as a teaching assistant for the general chemistry course at Harvard for 3 years. She has also consistently tutored students in both SAT and AP physics throughout her time in undergrad. She currently serves as a non-resident pre-med tutor for Dunster House at Harvard, where she works with students to develop narratives for medical school applications and helps conduct mock interviews.
In her spare time, you can find her drawing on her tablet or playing the electric guitar.