Lucy Wooyeon Kim is a B.A.-B.S./M.P.P. candidate completing undergraduate degrees in global affairs and molecular biophysics and biochemistry. She hopes to alleviate health care inequity across the world by advocating for vulnerable groups in the development of health policy.
Before Yale, she worked with several nonprofit organizations in making health care more accessible to low-income immigrant communities in her hometown of Los Angeles. At Yale, Lucy conducts basic science research on the epidermal growth factor receptor at the Yale Cancer Biology Institute and immunobiology research on systemic lupus erythematosus at the Yale School of Medicine. She has served on the leadership boards of various student groups, including the Yale International Relations Association; the Model UN Team at Yale; HAVEN Free Clinic; and Yale Medical Professions Outreach. She is also a Global Health Scholar at the Jackson School. In the future, Lucy hopes to combine an M.D. with an M.P.P. in working towards achieving equitable and accessible health care across the globe.