Wenlan Zang discovered the field of biostatistics as an undergraduate in her native Guangzhou, China when a visiting professor from Duke came to speak about his work. A double major in finance and statistics, she found the idea of working in health-related statistics appealing.
Now a second year MPH student in the Department of Biostatistics, Wenlan has thrown herself into life and studies at Yale. She has worked as a research assistant for Professor Hongyu Zhao and is interning with the Section on Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine this summer. She will also serve as president of the Biostatistics Student Association in the fall. This group brings together students from the doctoral, advanced professional MPH, MPH and MS programs for professional development, networking and mentoring activities.
Wenlan also has discovered the joys of winter since coming to Yale. In addition to seeing snow for the first time, she discovered downhill skiing through weekend trips to Vermont and spring skiing in Colorado. “I fell in love with the speed, the wind and the elegance of technique.”
Wenlan plans to pursue a doctoral degree after completing her MPH.