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2013 Scholars

Josephine Wu

Josephine Wu


Graduation Year: 2017
College: College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 
Major:  Biomedical Sciences
High School: Cy-Fair Senior High School
Hometown: Houston, TX

About Me

I’m motivated and driven in everything that I do and I strive to push myself beyond the limits of what I or anyone else believes that I can achieve. I want to do well in my studies and reach my goal of becoming a doctor so that I can serve those who need it the most. By doing so, I hope that I will be able to make an impact on people’s lives and take pride in seeing the difference that I have made through my work. I enjoy reading in my spare time and my favorite book is Jane Eyre. I don’t talk much, but I really do like getting to meet new people! 

Campus and Community Involvement

In high school, I volunteered at a local donation center for low-income families and as a preschool teacher at my church. I was also a part of orchestra (violin), tennis, Science Olympiad, Key Club, NHS, and Latin Honor Society. I am currently not involved in any extra-curricular activities since I am still getting acclimated to the college lifestyle, but I am planning on joining an Asian-American Christian fellowship and an organization related to my major. 

Awards and Honors

I received various awards in high school, including Outstanding awards in both English and Latin, AP Scholar with Honor and AP Scholar awards, and Honor Roll. I graduated summa cum laude. Besides the Tier One Scholarship, I also received the UH Asian Alumni Association scholarship. 

Study Abroad

I am currently not taking any foreign languages, but I am interested in taking Chinese or Japanese in the future. I would like to study abroad in Asia because of the opportunity for studying ways in which the healthcare systems in the various countries of Asia must be adapted for the changes in population. For example, Japan has seen a steadily aging population over the last 20 years due to low birth rates and high life expectancies. The strain that this has caused on the health care system is being addressed over the next few years and I think it would be very interesting to study how this has or will affect Japan’s society as a whole. I am looking forward to studying aboard, wherever I go, so that I can become exposed to real-world situations and apply what I have learned in the classroom. 


I feel that I do not know enough about the research opportunities that are available to be able to name any specific areas that I am interested in yet. I do know that I would like to find something related to my major (Biomedical Science) so that I will be more prepared for what I will encounter in my future career choice, whatever it may be. 

Future Endeavors

As of right now, I am planning on attending medical school but if not, I will still consider other careers in the field of medicine (pharmacy, optometry, dentistry, etc.). No matter where I end up, I look forward to helping people with all of their health needs!