Shu Yi Zhou is the Cross-Disciplinary Program Manager at Yale Young Global Scholars. Her love for STEM and the Social Sciences is rooted in her research at Columbia University. Her research focused on understanding why certain societies and cultures promoted the practice of skin bleaching, the history of skin color and societal status, and investigating the molecular and physiological effects of the bleaching agent, hydroquinone.
Prior to Yale, Shu Yi worked at Minds Matter, a national college access non-profit supporting high-achieving low-income students. There, she spearheaded a nation-wide summer programs initiative and sent over 600 students to pre-collegiate summer programs across the globe annually. Shu Yi graduated from the University at Albany with a B.S. in Human Biology and is currently a Master of Education candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
She’s passionate about social justice, empowering youth activists, and the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. In her spare time she can be seen painting, playing video games, or going on walks with her rescue pup from Azerbijian, Kiko.