Phua Shu
Milken Scholar 2017
Scholar Profile

Shu Phua

Public Health


Shu (Sue) Phua is beginning her third year at the University of Virginia where she will be pursuing a major in biology with a minor in psychology. At UVA, she is an adviser for the Peer Advising Family Network, an adviser for the Peer U-Link organization, a student council representative for Hope On Grounds, and a member of the University Democrats. During the summer of 2018, she traveled around China for over a month with her family. For the remainder of her summer, she worked with children in her free time.

Shu graduated from Wilson W. Senior High School as an AP Scholar, National Merit Commended Scholar, and member of the National Honor Society. She served as the treasurer for the Literacy Club, helping raise funds and tutoring in DC schools. She was secretary for the National Honor Society and head coxswain of the school’s rowing team. She also organized events and coordinated tutoring with students at Wilson.

High school:  Wilson W. Senior High School


College Year Degree
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
0 M.P.H. Public Health
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
2021 B.S. Biology