2017 Evelyn Wong
Milken Scholar 2017
Scholar Profile

Evelyn Wong

Neuroscience

Biography

Evelyn Wong currently studies neuroscience and Spanish literature at Harvard. She is a Herchel Smith Research Fellow at the Synthetic Neurobiology Group at MIT, developing novel technologies for mapping the molecular architecture of the mammalian brain. In addition, she is the Founder and CEO of CovEducation, a 501(c)3 dedicated to bridging the widening K-12 academic achievement gap through virtual mentorship. She is also currently a shooting guard for the Harvard Womens Club Basketball Team.

Evelyn was the valedictorian at Schurr High School in Montebello, is a National AP Scholar and National Merit Finalist. She has done stem cell research at USC and volunteered in the neuroscience, oncology and intensive care units at Keck Hospital. A multi-sport varsity athlete, Evelyn coached a Special Olympics basketball team, founded a STEM-focused community service club, and received the Silver Presidential Volunteer Service Award.


High school:  Schurr High School

Degrees

College Year Degree
Harvard College
Cambridge, MA
2021 B.S. Human Development and Regenerative Biology

News and Highlights

Evelyn Wong (MS '17)

Making Education Accessible: Evelyn Wong, MS '17, was recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative and Foundation with the COVID-19 Student Action Fund for her work running CovEd, a virtual platform that pairs underserved K-12 students with undergraduates/postgrads from higher education institutions across the U.S., providing them with 1-on-1 mentorship, web-based educational resources, and offline content. In addition to receiving seed funding for CovEd, Evelyn and the other awardees will receive invitations to participate in the CGI U 2021 program, including an invitation to attend the CGI U 2021 annual event at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.