From Sunnyvale, California, Katherine Tien is pursuing a B.A. in Public Health Studies. Outside of OMS, Katherine is a member of the Mentoring Assistance Peer Program, a first-year program that caters to assist underrepresented JHU students with academic excellence and career development. In the past, Katherine interned at a biomedical research institute and explored cellular process in cancer cell lines, and this summer plans to continue her research in the causes and treatment of glaucoma in Asian American populations. In her free time, Katherine enjoys playing the clarinet and exploring nature.