Anna Hu, PGSS 2016

Anna Hu is our featured alumnus.  Anna hails from Latrobe, PA and is currently living in DC where she attends the George Washington University School of Medicine. Anna was interviewed by Katie Haas, PGSS, 2016.

Q: What is your fondest memory from your PGSS experience?

I remember working on the problem sets being really hard, but also really fun. It was my favorite pre-college experience, and I loved how I could geek out on science with the friends I met there. Everyone was working together to get the work done so that they could move on to fun activities and to explore Pittsburgh.  It was definitely a deep bonding experience!

Q: How have you stayed involved with PGSS?

I have been a class agent since becoming an alumna and serve on the Alumni Relations Committee!

Q: How did PGSS impact your life and career?

PGSS was integral in helping me consider what I would do after high school. I really appreciated and still appreciate the mentorship I received from faculty and TAs. Jeff Yang (PGSS 2000) was a great mentor when I was applying to college! He definitely helped shape my career goals during that process.

Q: What is your current occupation?

I went to St. Bonaventure University in upstate New York for undergrad, where I majored in biochemistry and was part of the 4+4 combined program with George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. It’s still too early to tell, but I am considering going into radiology in the future.

Q: What advice would you give to PGSS students and recent alums?

Keep an open mind for whatever opportunities that may come by! I was open to work with the Alumni Relations Committee, and I have met really cool people and have made many connections. It is interesting to see how many experiences are really similar while some were different. Cherish the lifelong friends you make at PGSS, too!