Jessica Yu, Graduate Fellowship

Graduate Fellowship, 2014

Jessica Yu received a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science in June 2014. While Jessica’s major is chemical engineering, she has a minor in computer science. She became fascinated with the field of computational biology and has worked for three years pursuing this research. This year she earned a McCormick research award and also gave an oral presentation at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers national conference. Jessica feels that working in computational biology while completing chemical engineering and computer science coursework has given her a diverse set of skills. With a degree in biotechnology, she will be able to work at the interface of multiple fields. As an undergraduate, she also held a job and marched with the Northwestern band. One professor places Jessica “among the top 1% of her students.” She will pursue a Master of Biotechnology from the McCormick School.