Shannon Wu received a B.S. in Public Health from Santa Clara
University in California in 2018.
While completing her undergraduate studies in California,
she gathered work experience through an awarded Valeriote
Goldman Public Health Leadership internship in children’s health
education and promotion. In addition to her internship, she gained
experience in essential statistical skills to manage and analyze
health science data to tackle paramount issues in public health.
Driven by her experiences working with immigrant Latinx children
in the Bay Area and her upbringing as a child of a Cambodian
genocide survivor, she acknowledges how entangled
external social, environmental, political and historical factors
instigate negative health outcomes.
In pursuing a Professional Master’s of Science in Biosciences
and Health Policy at Rice University, she hopes to further explore
the biological repercussions that ensue from social determinants of
health and regulations in policies that govern the quality, accessibility,
and development of health in underserved minority youth.
In combining her biology training and public health background
with her personal experiences, she aspires to reform current health
policies through informed and evidence-based practices.
Shannon secured an internship with Codexis in California.