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Jiayu (Kate) Tian

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Jiayu (Kate) (pronouns: she/her/hers) grew up in Guangzhou in southern China and came to the United States for college in 2013. She received her B.S in Microbiology with a minor in music from the University of Rochester in Upstate NY. Kate spent a fifth year in UR as a Take Five Scholar to further explore her academic interest in the history and society of China. During college, aside from pre-med classes, doing microbiology research and volunteering at the hospital, Kate spent most of her free time playing ultimate frisbee with her teammates. After co-captaining for her womxn's ultimate frisbee team for two years, Kate became a certified coach and participated as a volunteer coach for high school students in a local spring ultimate frisbee league. In addition to receiving the College Student Volunteer Award for her commitment to service at UR Strong Memorial Hospital, she also spent time as a home visit volunteer for hospice patients and as an emergency room volunteer at Rochester Regional hospital. Since starting medical school in 2018, Kate still finds time to give back to the community by participating in geriatric health fairs, doing magic tricks for young patients in the hospital, and helping out in the student-run free health clinic. Kate is interested in primary care and wants to provide care for underserved and immigrant communities when she completes her medical training. Kate is also an avid meal-prepper, food enthusiast, and enjoys music of all kinds. Talk to Kate if you have question about extracurricular activities for medical school, primary care, or navigating living in the US as a foreigner!

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