Student Profile: Jane Yang
Earned certificates in sustainable energy and engineering biology and pursued a thesis that combined both these areas with materials science. Her thesis investigated how the nanostructure of ocean microorganisms called diatoms contributes to their relatively high photosynthetic efficiency. The work could help design energy-harvesting devices based on examples from nature.
“I am incredibly interested in international development and how it relates to sustainability, energy, and water.”
Co-president of the Princeton chapter of Engineers Without Borders and co-founder (with Yin Liang) of the Princeton chapter of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy, which won an international competition for hydrogen energy production. Member of the executive board for Community House, where she volunteers with the after-school academy and Princeton Engineering Education for Kids. Involved in the Student Volunteers Council through the American Red Cross Club. Served as a head fellow at the Writing Center. Member of the President’s Steering Committee on Undergraduate Women’s Leadership and the Pace Center Student Steering Committee.
“I enjoy cooking (as an independent student), knitting (with Hats for the Homeless on Friday nights at Murray-Dodge cafe), and rock climbing.”