Meet Angela Lu! Angela, a 4th-year Bioengineering major, served as the president of BMES for the 2021-2022 school year — read on to learn more about her!
How long have you been involved with BMES?
I’ve been involved in BMES all four years of college— I started out on Industry Committee my first year and then was Industry co-Chair, Academic co-Chair, and President each respective year! I’ve also had the opportunity to be a member of Guanine, Thymine, and Adenine families while in BMES :)
What are your primary responsibilities as President?
As President, I oversee the entirety of the club and support the VPs and Chairs in any way I can! I also set the primary goals for the club and communicate with outside organizations as well as the Bioengineering Department.
What do you enjoy most about your position?
In addition to having the opportunity to help lead the club, I’ve also enjoyed being a big supporter of BMES! It’s been inspiring to see everyone on Board grow and watch their creative ideas come to life. I’ve loved meeting new people at many of our events, too!
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Favorite BMES memory?
BMES Thanksgiving! This was a super fun potluck-style event— I enjoyed trying everyone’s cooking and baked goods while catching up with friends :)
Favorite class you've taken at UCLA?
AAS 112C— Asian American Creative Writing! Taking Asian American Studies courses throughout college has definitely been a much needed break from the STEM classes in the BE major. I had always been interested in creative writing and wanted the opportunity to explore it a bit more through this course! It was a unique experience hearing the life stories of other Asian American students as we bonded over sharing our poetry and prose pieces.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Dance, volunteer at the animal shelter, and bullet journal!