2013 Scholarship Recipients
Crystal Hoi Yan Tse '14
Major: Integrative Biology
I am currently a senior, majoring in Integrative Biology with an emphasis on human biology and health sciences. My Hong Kong background allows me to volunteer as a health interpreter in San Francisco Bay Area hospitals, helping patients who only speak Cantonese and Chinese. I love sharing my knowledge with others, from being a mathematics tutor, a chemistry laboratory assistant, to assisting attorneys with language interpretation. I have always wanted to help improve the lives of people because without good health, one’s happiness, goals, and other important aspects of life cannot be attained. To that end, I have decided to become a healthcare or legal professional in the future. My other interests include reading, basketball, fencing, and hiking. Thank you very much for the Berkeley Club of Hong Kong Undergraduate Scholarship; I sincerely appreciate your vote of confidence. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope that one day I will be able to help others to achieve their goals, just as you have helped me to achieve mine.
Wai Meng Lei '14
Major: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
I was born in Macau, a small but rapidly growing city on the Pearl River Delta across from Hong Kong. I am a senior majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. From striving to further my education in the United States, to being accepted into the University of California, Berkeley, I now realize that my life’s goals were not merely an unachievable dream.
When I first started studying engineering at UC Berkeley, I felt that I was the same as most other students: striving to finish their Bachelor’s degree, earn a living, and eventually manage their own family. However, in time I realized that contributing to society and making an impact is ultimately what gives me satisfaction. My engineering team and I have been working on an autonomous RC car project to explore real-world issues, and I am excited about the progress we have made.
I am truly grateful to the Berkeley Club of Hong Kong for giving me the opportunity to further my knowledge and give back to society. Each member of the Berkeley Club of Hong Kong is significant in that the knowledge you have gained from a UC Berkeley education is valuable and is uniquely yours. Without this knowledge, one is less able to make changes in the world, and I encourage everyone to start working to change the world today. GO BEARS!
Adelina Yangyue Wang '14
Major: Economics and Applied Mathematics
I am a third-year undergraduate student from China with a double major in Economics and Applied Mathematics. I am thankful for the great help of the Berkeley Club of Hong Kong Undergraduate Scholarship Fund, as it has enabled me to continue my dream of striving for worldwide equitable and sustainable economic growth, especially in developing countries. As a member of the 2013-14 Haas Scholars cohort, I am carrying out my independent research on personal income tax reform and inequality in developing countries. I am also the vice president of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the UC Berkeley chapter of an international Economics honor society. I have also received the California Alumni Association Leadership Award, the Edward Frank Kraft Award, and have been on the Dean’s Honors List every semester. My UC Berkeley education has shaped my life in countless ways, and has truly been a challenging and rewarding experience. I can’t express enough how grateful I am for the help of the Berkeley Club of Hong Kong Undergraduate Scholarship Fund, which has made my dreams possible and has given me strength on my journey of intellectual pursuit. I will continue to make the best use of the amazing resources at Berkeley and will strive to make a better world. Thank you!