tzeng [at] caltech.edu
B.S. in Chemistry, University of California, San Diego, 2018
May grew up in Wuhan, Hubei, China, before flying over the Pacific Ocean to earn her B.S. in Chemistry from UCSD. While there, she spent two years in Prof. Keary Engle’s lab at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), just 30 mins away. At TSRI she studied directed Pd-catalyzed alkene difunctionalization reations, while catching sunsets on the ocean across the Torrey Pines golf course. After graduation, she spent a summer working as an intern for the Discovery Chemistry department at Genentech, South San Francisco, before heading back to the warm embrace of southern California. Outside of lab, May likes to travel, dance, cook, watch TV shows, and attempt to learn painting.