Jaeyoon Cha '21

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Research: I conducted research (in biology, global health, and broader policy areas) during summer internships and an exchange semester in Zurich, Switzerland. At Princeton, my thesis in the Notterman Lab explores the epigenetic regulation of stress on the hippocampus. I get excited about how our environment can literally translate into our biology!

Summer Activities: Refugee Health Coordinator at a nonprofit in Nashville, TN; Bioinformatics intern in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Design thinker with Princeton's Tiger Challenge. Outside of work, I travel and try new things in new places as much as possible.

Last Book Read for Fun: Le Petit Prince (I'm trying to learn French)

Favorite Comfort Food: My mom's Korean home meals and various versions of banana breads that I bake

Favorite Way to Relieve Stress: Spending time with friends and family, music, baking (see above!)

Alternative Concentration of Interest: Anthropology