Yiping was born in Tangshan, China, but then grew up in seven different places in the United States. Because of this, she’s developed a deep appreciation for community, different cultures, and diverse cuisines. Yiping recently graduated MIT with a degree in Biology. During college, she spent much of her time working in a biomedical engineering lab (she has co-authored two scientific papers), raising Black Soldier Flies for a waste management international development project in Ghana, and getting involved in science and health policy. She is currently working as a research associate and project manager at the Koch Institute and she is excited to start medical school in August of 2015.
Yiping has been formally teaching since the start of high school—volunteering to teach SAT prep to high-risk students in underserved schools on weekends and English to local schools in Inner Mongolia during seasonal breaks. At MIT, Yiping was a teaching assistant for three different classes—Physics II: Electricity & Magnetism, Introduction to Experimental Biology, and Topics in International Development. She has earned departmental teaching awards, and received the highest TA ratings for her work. Her core strengths include biology, physics, chemistry, microeconomics, and MCAT prep. As a CC tutor, Yiping is looking forward to working together with and mentoring her students to reach their maximum potentials—both inside and outside the classroom.
In her free time, Yiping enjoys eating Ethiopian food with friends, baking Nutella croissants, photography, traveling, and performing math card magic tricks.