2017 Linda Chan
Milken Scholar 2017
Scholar Profile

Linda Chan

Medicine

Biography

Linda Chan is a rising senior at the University of Pennsylvania where she majors in Nursing and aspires to be a Family Nurse Practitioner. At Penn, Linda is a leader in the first generation low-income community facilitating discussions and sharing resources to ensure her peers are being supported on campus. In addition to her clinical rotations at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Linda also volunteers as an EMT on campus. In her free time, she continues to give back to the Philadelphia community by tutoring high school students in Math and English.

This summer, Linda is interning for No More Secrets through Bridging the Gaps' Community Health Internship Program, working to end Period Poverty and providing menstruation education to men and women across the nation.

Last summer, Linda traveled abroad to Shanghai, China and interned for Keru Knowledge, a social impact education and consulting start-up. She worked with a non-profit in Guangdong, China evaluating their Resilience program for China's left-behind children in rural villages and also traveled to Malaysia to inform the local community on Music Therapy and its benefits.

Linda graduated as valedictorian from Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School in Los Angeles. She was a QuestBridge finalist, won the Harvard Book Award, worked as a volunteer coordinator for Chinatown’s Business Improvement District, and served on the Los Angeles Chinatown Youth Council.


High school:  Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School

Degrees

College Year Degree
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
2021 B.S. Nursing