New Jersey, 2015
University: Harvard University
Ruth C. Fong, Somerset, is a senior at Harvard University majoring in Computer Science. Her senior thesis focuses on how computers can intuitively identify and perceive objects in a way that more closely mimics the human brain. She was chosen to teach three undergraduate computer science courses. She won a highly competitive scholarship from Apple for women in technology, and a Tech in the World Fellowship to work on infectious disease data in Tanzania. Ruth is also extremely active as an advocate for special needs causes, and was a director of Big Sibs program in Boston’s Chinatown. She is a member of a dance troupe and enjoys both hip-hop and traditional Chinese dance. Ruth is also a bible study leader in the Harvard-Radcliffe Asian-American Christian Fellowship and enjoys processing spiritual questions with others.