Elizabeth Chin, ’17

Elizabeth Chin graduated from UCLA in 2017 with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and a minor in Bioinformatics. She is currently pursuing her PhD at Stanford University and is interested in applying machine learning in medicine.

During college, Elizabeth worked as a resident assistant and as a researcher in the intersection of computer science, statistics, and biology. As an RA, she saw a great need to end the stigma surrounding mental health, as well as for better support, particularly within faith communities. Elizabeth co-founded the Mental Health & Faith Ministry during spring 2016. Over the last year, the Mental Health & Faith Ministry has had 300+ students attend its events, learn from speakers, and walk away with practical steps and resources.

Elizabeth received the Norma J. Ehrlich Scholarship and Taiwanese-American Scholarship in 2013, NSF Summer Research Fellowship in 2014, Lau Award for Undergraduate Research and Gwill York and Paul Maeder Research Award for Systems Biology in 2015, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and Stanford Graduate Fellowship in 2017. For Elizabeth, the Norma J. Ehrlich Scholarship not only provided financial support, but also helped connect her to a wonderful community of accomplished women who will and are making a difference in their communities. The support and mentorship of both Craig and other Ehrlich Scholars has been invaluable for Elizabeth’s development, and was one of the highlights of her college experience.