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Shijia Tang


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Hi! My name is Shijia and I'm involved in a variety of activities on school: Speech and Debate, Swimming, NCHS (club on campus). I've held several leadership positions throughout high school and I wish to pursue medicine in university. In my free time, I love to explore the city and try new foods!


San Marino High School

High School
2020 - 2024


  • Desired degree level:

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

  • Majors of interest:

    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Hospital & Health Care

    • Dream career goals:

    • employee

      2024 – Present7 months



    2020 – 20244 years


    2014 – Present10 years


    • Most inspirational


    • Psychology, General

      Haddee — research student
      2024 – 2024


    • Speech and Debate

      Performance Art
      2020 – Present

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Red Cross — volunteer
      2024 – 2024
    • Volunteering

      American Cancer Society — making cards for recovering cancer patients
      2020 – 2021
    • Volunteering

      Huntington Hospital — worked in nursing unit
      2021 – 2023

    Future Interests



    San Marino Woman’s Club Scholarship
    From a young age, I’ve always wondered how certain processes happen in life; it always seems like there’s something unknown that I can learn about. In AP Biology, I was actually able to learn so many mysteries I had about life like how mutations come about or epigenetics. Even in the most mundane conveniences of life such as caffeine, I’m able to understand how caffeine makes people stay awake: the competitive inhibitor blocks the adenosine receptors, a concept I learned during the enzyme regulation unit. At the end of the school year, my teacher offered different requirements for our final project: CRISPR. I chose the one that I could learn the most from, and the topic that I chose to research was meiosis in CRISPR. As I dug deeper into the topic, I found out that using the findings of CRISPR, scientists can choose which genetic traits they want to appear in babies to get a desired human. Over the summer, I enrolled in the Red Cross READYTeens summer program, where I was able to learn in a more practical environment and engage with CPR, disaster preparedness, treating medical injuries, and more. While volunteering at Huntington Hospital, I asked different healthcare workers how long they had to attend school for, as well as their current life in their position. In the blood lab, a blood technician was kind enough to give me a tour of the lab, and I was able to learn more about that specific area in healthcare.