Jane Yang's passion for service
In this video, Jane Yang talks about her undergraduate experience and her involvement with Princeton Engineering Education for Kids (PEEK), a group that uses Legos to teach basic engineering techniques to school-age children, as well as her work in Ghana as co-president of the Princeton chapter of Engineers Without Borders.
"When I came to Princeton I didn't think about what was going on in Africa or Brazil or India," says Yang. "Now I know what I want to do with my life is to enter that field of international development, to propel our world into a place where everyone's basic needs of water, sanitation and education are met."
Yang will graduate this year with a degree in chemical engineering with certificates in engineering biology and sustainable energy. She was recently named one of the winners of the Spirit of Princeton award, which honors undergraduate students for their positive contributions to campus life.