Minting Yu is an Administration of Justice and Molecular Biology double major, who was recently admitted into Pitt’s School of Medicine Class of 2020. She has an interest in working in a field that would incorporate her administration of justice and science backgrounds. With her mile long list of professional and academic achievements, Minting is our Student Spotlight for the month of April.
Pitt was the first university that Minting visited, and she fell in love with the atmosphere and research facilities. Minting clearly made the right decision when choosing Pitt. Minting’s academic performance and research has earned her the Pittsburgh Foundation Scholarship, the ASPIRE Program Scholarship, recognition as a University Scholar, and a spot on the Dean’s List every semester. Additionally, Minting shared her research with the larger academic community by successfully presenting at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine SURP program in 2015.
Currently, Minting works at and conducts research for Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s (ME) Office. This summer, Minting will stay in Pittsburgh working in the research lab of the ME’s office in order to continue to explore her interest in medicine. Minting was also the secretary and treasurer for the environmental brigade chapter of Global Brigades, an assistant coordinator of Arrival Survival, an organic chemistry tutor at the Academic Resources Center, and a TA for human physiology and organic chemistry I and II.
We asked Minting for anything she’d like to share with her fellow students. She advises fellow and future Panthers to keep an open mind. Minting stated that it is great to have goals and a plan when entering college, but this can also limit you from exploring new fields.