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Robin pham

Robin Pham

Classification: Sophomore
Graduation Year: 2016
College: College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Major: Biology
High School: Plano Senior High School
Hometown: Plano, TX

About Me

I am a girl that just loves soccer, baking, and post-it notes. I’m from Plano, Texas, a suburb of the Dallas area and graduated from Plano Senior High School. My friends and family absolutely rule my world. My parents and their stories of success motivate me to do what I love and to do it well. I’m a firm believer in that you get out of what you put into things, and so, I strive to always put my best foot forward in nearly everything that I do.

Campus and Community Involvement

During the summers in high school, I volunteered in the pediatric/surgery unit at  Frisco Centennial Medical Center. I also participated in Relay for Life during my senior year in high school and raised over $600 (in a little more than a week’s time!) by selling cakeballs. I frequently volunteered at various elementary schools in Plano, namely Gulledge Elementary and Barron Elementary. I was also a proud member of orchestra throughout middle school and high school.

I love soccer and have been playing since Kindergarten. I am involved in intramural soccer here at UH. I am also involved in the Asian Medical Professions Society and the Vietnamese Students Association. It’s only my first semester here at UH, so I’m constantly looking for other organizations that interest me!

Awards and Honors

In high school, I was an AP Scholar with distinction and a National Merit Commended Student. I was also a member of the Plano Senior High School Symphony Orchestra, which received the title of TMEA Honor Full Orchestra during the 2011-2012 school year.

Study Abroad

I took Spanish courses all throughout middle school and high school, and I hope to continue by minoring in Spanish here at UH. I would absolutely love to travel to Spain to study abroad for either a summer or ideally a semester. Barcelona would be an absolute dream - not just because it’s a beautiful city but honestly… have you seen that world class soccer team!? FC Barcelona, I’m talking about you!


I would love to gain research experience in anything that pertains to human health – fields in pharmacology or biology.

Future Endeavors

After completing my undergraduate studies here at the University of Houston, I’d like to attend medical school at either Baylor College of Medicine or UT Southwestern.