Lin lives in a small village and her parents are farmers. She has an older sister and a younger brother. Even though her parents haven’t had much formal education, they have strived to teach them all how to be good people. They work very hard to bring the three children up and they are very warm-hearted and have a strong will-- all of this has influenced Lin very much. Lin was in poor health when she was younger and her grandmother has died of cancer. So she knows how painful it is to suffer from disease. Since then she have made up her mind to study very hard to become admitted to university and study bio-sciences in order to find a way to cure cancer.
Due to her hard work, Lin is the first in her village to go to university. She has since kept striving and has done very well in her major. During the first winter break, she contacted her mentor and went to his lab to learn experimental technique. This was her first time in a lab. During the second term, two senior schoolmates and Lin applied to a project in her school and set up a project successfully. They explored the molecular mechanism of the effects of Orai3 on the proliferation of MCF7 breast cancer cells. And then she successfully applied a project in biological information.
In her college life, she works part-time jobs and manages to afford her living expenses. In her free time, she likes reading books. Also she likes delivering positive speeches to others in order to be of good influence. This interest has led her to win first place in a speech contest at her university. As for community service, Lin is part of a volunteer team and often works on volunteer projects. During vacation, she does even more volunteer work, such as sending storybooks to children in need and setting up a summer school to help junior students. Lin did it by herself and the children have responded very favorably. They have built a deep relationship. She will keep on pursuing her passion for community service.
She is happy to report in June 2018: “I learned genetics and bio-informatics. These two lessons are very important for my study. And I finished a scientific research in bio-information as the leader, which is really helpful to enrich my experience. My knowledge in bio-informatics is much better than before, and my ability to read English paper is much better. The most exciting thing is that I passed the summer camp in Peking University, and I will be admitted to PKU learning bio-informatics next year.”