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 then worked as a research associate and project manager at the Koch Institute. She is currently enrolled in NYU medical school and just finished all of her USMLE steps (1, 2CK, 2CS, 3).
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, MCAT and Step 1 prep.
In her free time, Yiping enjoys eating Ethiopian food with friends, baking Nutella croissants, photography, traveling, and performing math card magic tricks.