2017 Mariko Rooks
Milken Scholar 2017
Scholar Profile

Mariko Rooks

Health Policy


Mariko Rooks is a sophomore studying public health policy at Yale. She is a graduate of Culver City High School, an AP Scholar with Distinction and earned a National Merit Scholarship Commendation and the ACT Perfect Score Recognition. She spoke at the Smithsonian’s National Youth Summit on Japanese-American incarceration and was a medical scholar at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute. A varsity athlete in water polo and softball, she successfully convinced her school to build a new softball field and swimming pool.

High school:  Culver City High School


College Year Degree
Yale College
New Haven, CT
2021 B.S. Health Policy

News and Highlights

Mariko Rooks (MS '17)

Representation Matters: Mariko Rooks, MS ‘17, was one of the winners of the inaugural Tsai City Arts and Media Innovation Award! Her project will examine the experience of mixed Asian students and debut in March 2019. Mark your calendars!