Lynn Bi

Lynn Bi is a rising freshman from San Diego, California and a recent graduate of Rancho Bernardo High School. At Columbia Engineering, she is excited to embark on a four-year journey exploring the diverse disciplines within engineering (particularly bioengineering), and studying how such principles of engineering can be applied to benefit the local and global community at large.

Lynn Bi

During her four years of high school, Lynn developed a strong interest in math and science, actively participating in extracurricular activities such as Science Olympiad, Math Team, and CompSci Club. In addition, for the past two years, Lynn has conducted bioinformatics research under the directorship of Professor Rommie Amaro at the University of California, San Diego, where she used computational methods to compare solvent thermodynamics in short and long-term inhibitors of polo-like kinase 1 (PLK1), an attractive drug target for anticancer therapy. Lynn has also worked on a joint project with the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the La Jolla Institute of Allergy and Immunology, where she worked on a web tool that tracks pathogen evolution impact on immune responses. She is excited to continue researching and exploring new areas of study at Columbia Engineering for the next four years.

Outside of her STEM pursuits, Lynn enjoys playing violin in the San Diego Youth Symphony, tutoring, volunteering at the local hospital, reading, and acting as the editor of the school newspaper. She also enjoys spending time outdoors with friends and family.