Maryann was born and raised in sunny San Diego, just a short drive away from the shores of Torrey Pines. While at Pomona College for her degree in Molecular Biology, she treasured her time as a student-athlete, competing as a nationally ranked NCAA tennis player, while also conducting research in chemical biology as a Beckman Scholar. During this time, Maryann, as a first-generation Chinese-American, was committed toward working with low-English proficiency immigrant populations and ensuring that they are able access quality healthcare. After graduating cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 2018, she moved to Boston to work as a Research Associate at the Broad Institute, where she experienced her first snowy winters. Currently, Maryann is pursuing an MD degree from the Harvard-MIT Health Science and Technology (HST) program. As a medical student, she is passionate about both studying the intersection of bioscience research and public/global health policy and exploring how physicians can affect structural change that leads to more equitable healthcare systems globally.
Maryann has worked as tutor and mentor through several different capacities. In undergrad, she served as a Teaching Assistant for biochemistry and computer science to her peers while also teaching English to adult students. Most importantly, Maryann has extensive experience mentoring students and team members, and prioritizes this in her teaching relationships.
Outside of her academic endeavors, Maryann is an outdoor enthusiast that enjoys long walks/runs around Boston, picnics by the river, and hikes in the neighboring nature areas.