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Huong Le

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My life experiences, both in my childhood and during my time in America, have profoundly shaped my passion and commitment to health advocacy. While at Harvard, I became deeply involved with the Foundation of International Medical Relief of Children. This organization focuses on improving adolescent physical and mental health. Through leading the Harvard Chapter of FIMRC, I gained valuable insights into the challenges faced by adolescents in accessing mental health resources, both locally and internationally. This past summer, I took my commitment to the next level by working as a research fellow for the Shamiri Institute in Kenya. I am involved in developing a tiered lay-psychotherapy model that will enable youth to access high-quality mental health care, a project that aligns perfectly with my long-term goals. Since May 2021, I've been involved in mental health advocacy in Vietnam. I've worked as a mental health counselor and volunteer, providing language education and counseling to child victims of abuse. I also designed and implemented a 4-week mindfulness-based program aimed at enhancing the psychological and emotional well-being of children. This fall, I will be pursuing a Master's in Global Health and Development at University College London (UCL). As a first-generation student, scholarships play a crucial role in enabling me to pursue my post-graduate studies. Your support would make a significant difference in covering my tuition, room and board, and living expenses while I undertake this transformative journey in London. Thank you so much!

Education

King's College

Master's degree program
2023 - 2024
  • Majors:
    • Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology
    • Psychology, General
    • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Minors:
    • Psychology, General
  • GPA:
    4

Harvard College

Bachelor's degree program
2018 - 2022
  • Majors:
    • Neuroscience
  • Minors:
    • International/Global Studies
  • GPA:
    3.9

Piedmont Hills High

High School
2015 - 2018
  • GPA:
    4

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Doctoral degree program (PhD, MD, JD, etc.)

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Medicine
    • Psychology, General
    • Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology
  • Planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Medical Practice

    • Dream career goals:

      Physician and Global Health Practitioner; Pediatric Neurologist

    • Editorial Intern

      Saigoneer
      2023 – Present1 year
    • Student Intern/ Medical Assistant

      Alameda Neurology Office
      2018 – 20224 years

    Sports

    Badminton

    Varsity
    2017 – 20181 year

    Research

    • Neuroscience

      Macklis Lab — Student Research
      2018 – 2022
    • Clinical Psychology

      Shamiri Institute — Research Associate
      2020 – Present
    • Public Health

      The Partnership of Health Advancement in Vietnam — Research Intern
      2022 – 2023

    Arts

    • Harvard Asian American Dance Troupe

      Dance
      Horizon 2020, Eastbound Fall 2021
      2019 – 2022

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      One Body Village Canada — Volunteer Teacher/ Mental Health Counselor
      2021 – Present
    • Public Service (Politics)

      CovEducation: Continuing K-12 education in the US during the COVID-19 outbreak — National Chief Engagement Officer: Collaborated with 15+ other founding members to pair 4200+ undergrad and graduate mentors with 3800+ low-income K-12 students whose education is affected by COVID-19 school closures. • Lead a team of 45+ members to organize 10+ Speaker Series talks, a virtual CovEd College Fair featuring a 100+ college student reps, a two-day Career Exploration Conference featuring 45 professionals and 40+ career fields, and 2 two-day College Application Fairs reaching over 4000 K-12 students, undergraduates, families, educators, and community members.
      2020 – Present
    • Public Service (Politics)

      Harvard Medicine, Education, and Development for Low-Income Families Everywhere — Director of Fundraising
      2019 – 2020
    • Advocacy

      Pediatrics Overflow Planning Contingency Network — Equity Administrator: Collaborate with social media team to collect facts/statistics about health care disparities, promote educational events that address anti-racism, intersectionality, and a critical awareness of our positionality in the national pediatric community.
      2020 – 2020
    • Advocacy

      Harvard Foundation of International Medical Relief of Children — President & Director of Global Health Education and Advocacy: Organize local global health advocacy campaigns advocating for child and maternal health; initiate and direct the planning of the first-ever Global Health Equity Conference in spring 2021.
      2019 – 2022

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Politics

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    I Can Do Anything Scholarship
    In the future, I plan on actualizing my dream of becoming a global mental health researcher, health equity advocate, and physician who travels the world to create impactful mental health and well-being interventions for many people in underresourced communities worldwide.