“I see computing as a foundation for navigating our modern world, and from health to education to wearable devices, I hope to be part of its diverse impact.

 

On campus, I’m involved in Women in Computer Science, the Undergraduate Chinese American Association, and section leading for Stanford’s introductory CS courses. Recently, I was lucky to study abroad at Oxford, where I embarked on a humanities detour with 19th century English Literature – the experience has left me with an incredible fondness for the city, and I already hope to someday return. Next year, I’m excited to be serving as one of Stanford’s Class Presidents – our team is looking forward to giving our class opportunities to bond and grow.

 

In my future, I’ll be facing my own variety of opportunities – of the ones I pursue, I hope to seize each fully and completely. This mindset is inspired by Bruce Lee’s focus in executing a select task wholeheartedly. He said, “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once. But I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” As I make my own kicks in the world, my goal is that each be as enduring as Bruce’s.”

 

Jessica was a recipient of a BLF Scholarship in 2014 and is currently pursuing a Computer Science degree at Stanford.