Hannah Chen, a native of Taiwan, moved to the US when she was fourteen. She lived in California for four years, then Atlanta, GA for five. She graduated from Emory University where she majored in neuroscience and behavioral biology. While at Emory, she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, served as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) for Emory’s Emergency Medical Service, and conducted ALS research under Department of Cell Biology and Department of Neurosurgery. She also participated in a medical mission trip to Nicaragua as a medical volunteer, held several leadership positions for the Taiwanese American Student Association at Emory, and tutored college students in chemistry classes . After her time with Impact America, she plans on becoming a physician to fight against health disparities.

Who is someone you admire and why?

Roger Federer has always been my idol growing up. Despite being one of the best athletes in the world currently, he has never sacrificed his integrity, honesty, and modesty. He has challenged me to cultivate confidence in myself and in the choices I make. He has also inspired me to let go of my insecurities, to have courage in face of adversity, and to abide by my morals at all times. It is rare to find someone who possesses so much talent, yet is able to maintain the same level of humility, class, and sportsmanship both on and off court.

What do you like to do for fun?

I like to travel, watch sports, cook, play tennis, and jog during my free time.