Our Lady of Perpetual Succor Global Scholar
Taipei American School
I’m Chloe Wang, a freshman studying in the College of Science, from Taipei, Taiwan.
Growing up as a Taiwanese-American, I had the opportunity to immerse myself in multicultural environments through Taipei American School and IASAS, an extracurricular exchange program with five other international schools in Southeast Asia.
In high school, I dedicated my time to scientific research on potential treatments to combat diabetes, one of the most prominent health issues in Taiwan. Through my research, I discovered a new perspective on social determinants of health as I began to unpack how different aspects, such as culture and race, can influence health outcomes.
At Notre Dame, I have actively pursued my passion for social welfare through my involvement in impactful projects with the Student International Business Council (SIBC) and Notre Dame’s Women’s Boxing Club.
Yidu “Eva” Hu
Our Lady of Perpetual Succor Global Scholar
Shanghai Pinghe School
I'm Eva, a member of the Glynn Family Honors Program, planning to major in Philosophy and Business Analytics with a minor in Health, Humanities, and Society (HHS).
Here at Notre Dame, I was selected to join the ND Mock Trial team. In my roles as both Attorney and Witness over the past semester, I have competed in courtrooms across Evanston, Cleveland, and Iowa. Additionally, I had the privilege of hosting the Golden Dome Invitational and AMTA Regionals at Notre Dame Law School, further enhancing my leadership skills in a legal context.
During my paralegal internship at Dentons, I offered legal counsel on cases about asset restructuring, risk management, and investment funds. This exposure was a catalyst in igniting my enthusiasm for business. It led me to join the Student International Business Council, where I was intrigued by the field of Tech Consulting. Working as a Travel Team Analyst in EY Tech’s Consulting project, I had the opportunity to advise Kane Supply Company on optimizing their SAP Extended Warehouse Management System and eventually present my strategies in the Chicago Office.
Aside from Business and Law, I am passionate about Bioethics research. As an incoming Kellogg Developing Researcher, I long to research in the carrefour where the nature of reality, the limits of reason, the art of growing greater good collide together. With a passion for personal growth, compassionate leadership, and community impact, I am excited to contribute under the light of God.
Frank Reilly Scholar
Nanjing Foreign Language School
I am Jolin Liu, a freshman at University of Notre Dame. With my long-held interest in the intersection of ethics and technology, science and faith, and Science, Technology, and Society (STS) studies, I aspire to delve deeper into these dynamic fusions, advocating for a reevaluation of humanity's place and goals in the context of emerging advancements, especially in neurotech and generative AI. Therefore, I’ve explored courses in the Program of Liberal Studies, Neuroscience and Behavior (NSBH), and Science, Technology, and Values (STV) at Notre Dame last semester. I’m particularly intrigued by courses in philosophy and research opportunities in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) studies, which I believe would further contribute to the development of a new mindset for our era—one that embraces a broader perspective on the interconnectedness of all beings.
Additionally, having tried a range of resources that Notre Dame offers, I believe I’ll focus more on the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and the HCI studies in the future.
William Sexton Scholar
Chongqing BI Academy
I am Tan from Chongqing, China. Here at Notre Dame, I plan to major in Economics and ACMS, with a minor in Health, Humanity, and Society (HHS).
At Notre Dame, I had the opportunity to attend the Student International Business Council (SiBC), where I could work on a real Merger and Acquisition deal of a big firm to tap into the battery recycling industry and finally present at the JFP Holdings New York Office. Moreover, I was able to gain more experience of the business world through being part of the NDVC and the Unleashed Social Ventures club.
I am planning to learn more about the problems between the healthcare industry and society, especially on the uneven distribution of medical resources and bioethics through the new minor offered by Notre Dame called HHS.
As sports is an integral part of my life, I am glad that I can continue to refine my fencing skills at the ND Fencing Club and enjoy the beautiful lakeview as a part of the Cycling club.
Yann Richer de Forges
Kaohsiung American School
I am Yann Richer de Forges, a freshman pursuing a major in Finance and Economics at Notre Dame. In my first semester, I joined the SIBC consulting division, specifically the KPMG team, where we explored the implementation of Robotics in Chipotle's operations. To further pursue my passion, I am also a member of the Wall Street Club, VC club, and recently joined the Irish in Business Scholar program.
Outside of academics, I contribute to the Notre Dame Boys Volleyball team, participating in tournaments at Michigan State and other NAIA teams. Balancing my life, practicing with the team has been instrumental. Additionally, to leverage my bilingual proficiency in both French and Taiwanese, I worked as a translator for documents in Chinese, English, and French. I am also a member of the Taiwanese Student Association. Looking ahead, next semester, I plan to join SIBC’s Finance division and the Quant Club.
Huitong School, China
I am Lily Wang, a freshman pursuing a major in Visual Communication Design and planning to pursue another major in Neuroscience and a minor in Accounting.
Newly arriving at Notre Dame and immersing in this brand-new environment, I found a new passion for creating art. I started experimenting with new forms of art style and experiencing new mediums, which allowed me to further express my identity and background; for example, I self-taught Chinese traditional painting techniques, which far expanded my artistic realms.
Additionally, attending my biology classes at Notre Dame profoundly ignited my interest in biology, which led me to interdisciplinarily combine biology with my professions in art. There, I started to read anatomy books and create anatomy art figures, and I am also trying to delve deeper into methods of combining my interests and profession, which I hope my journey at Notre Dame will assist in doing.
Liu De Scholar
Beijing Haidian International School
My academic interest in high school was centered around engineering and its real-world implications. In high school, I co-founded our school’s computer science club. In our club, we discussed and analyzed the social impact of food-delivery algorithms. Outside of the classroom, I interned at a human resources consultancy firm and programmed its online workflow system using SpringBoot and Vue. This internship is a perfect opportunity for me to learn about how talent shapes great companies. I learned about the University of Notre Dame in my Junior year when I did research about Nanoantenna with Professor Gary Bernstein. In this research, we studied the Nanoantenna cavity and modeled its signal magnification.
At Notre Dame, I worked as a Summer Intern with Baidu, the largest search engine & AI company in China. I completed a research report about Predictions for Generative AI Treads in 2024 and coded an embedded AI chatbot specialized in financial news consulting. I am currently in venture capital club, SIBC, and quant club.
My curiosity and interest in finance have led me to pursue my commitment with Mccloskey New Venture Competition where I co founded an online retail platform from scratch with other team members. Through the competition, I developed a deep understanding of financial statements, built and used financial models, and gained exposure to Venture Capitals that enable technological innovations.