Current Place of Residence: Boulder, Colorado
University: Stanford University
Current/Recent Course: BS Chemistry
A Colorado native, Michael Zhu Chen is graduating from Stanford University with a B.S. in Chemistry and minors in Biology and Computer Science. Michael hopes to improve diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders as a physician-scientist. A Goldwater Scholar, Michael conducted neuroscience research and is a first author of a Science paper and co-author of other publications. He co-founded Synapse, a student-run support group for brain injury patients and has helped establish more than six chapters in colleges across the country. Michael tutors low-income middle school students from East Palo Alto through DreamCatchers. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming with the Stanford Club Swim team and performing Filipino dance with Stanford Kayumanggi.