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"‘I did my best is the excuse I never allow because to me, there is nothing called ‘my best’. The harder we strive, the more we achieve; if we don't push ourselves to the edge, we never learn our real capabilities.”
Profile: Thuy Vy Luu, who came to America from her native Vietnam in 2009, excelled academically at Honolulu’s Kapi'olani Community College (KCC). She was a committed student who loved to be challenged by her professors and was active in both the community and on campus. At KCC, she organized a World AIDS Day event and in the Honolulu community co-organized and participated in beach clean-up days, in addition to volunteering at science education outreach events at local organizations. She also became an officer of Phi Theta Kappa which opened more doors for her to provide service to others. Besides heavy acadmeic courseloads at school and leadership responsibilities, Vy carried out her scientific research projects under the mentorship of researchers and professors as an scholar intern of the the C-MORE Scholars Program at the University of Hawaii, a competitive academic research experience program for undergraduates interested in the earth and ocean sciences.
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