Lily Hoang is a sophomore at the University of Louisville, KY, where she is pursuing a degree in Biology and Anthropology, with a concentration in Genetics, and a minor in Spanish. Although born-and-raised in Louisville, Kentucky, she is a first-generation American of Vietnamese descent; this had led to her dedication to become involved in assisting her cultural heritage of their past tribulation— this specifically being Vietnam’s exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. With her participation in the ToxMSDT program, she hopes to develop dynamic relationships with her mentor and peers as well as expand her knowledge of toxicology. Currently, she is studying under Dr. Wise’s Laboratory of Environmental & Genetic Toxicology in which she is researching if hexavalent chromium targets separase in human lung cells. During her free time, she loves to give back to her community by volunteering at medical sites, anthropological centers, and immigration and refugee centers. Although she currently contemplates pursuing medical science or academic research within the realms of genetics, toxicology, and environmental health, her ultimate goal is to help and forward society to a better future.
Lily Hoang is being mentored by Dr. Marquea King.