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“As a servant of those around me, I want to serve them well. I’m fascinated by the interplay between physical, emotional, and spiritual healing, and other cultural aspects of medicine. I desire to grow in understanding this to be able to provide excellent, culturally-relevant care both at home and abroad.”
Profile: After graduating from MIT in the spring of 2010, Yeona Chun moved ahead full steam with travel, academic, and work plans. The South Korean-born Scholar received her diploma, and soon thereafter was off on the adventure of a lifetime traveling through
Inspiration: Yeona’s parents and role models in her home community greatly shaped her desires to reach out and help the less fortunate. That desire to help was evident at college when Yeona and fellow students established the MIT chapter of
Aspiration: Yeona plans to attend medical school and become a physician because “in no other field besides medicine can I combine my heart and mind, meld science with compassion, and touch both the homeless and affluent.”
Making a Difference: During spring break of her senior year at MIT, Yeona spent the vacation week working with Starlight Ministries of
Accolades: Yeona holds membership in Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society and received the James J. & Janet Bochnowski Scholarship for biology students at MIT.
Interesting Fact: Yeona has been associated with the Foundation for a decade, as she was a member of one of the first classes of Young Scholars.
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