Cherry Wan, Ph.D.
Originally from Taiwan, Cherry Wan attended the prestigious Taipei First Girls' High School (北一女), the best girls' high school in the country, before transferring to San Domenico Upper School in San Anselmo, California where she boarded for 11th and 12th grades.
She earned her undergraduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University where she had a double major in mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering and a minor in economics. She graduated with the esteemed Forstall Award, granted to 1-2 graduates per year. Dr. Wan went on to earn her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where she was awarded the National Science Foundation Research Fellowship and American Heart Association Pre-doctoral Fellowship.
Cherry Wan currently works as an R&D engineer in the medical device industry where
she is a Senior Scientist. Her specialties include: Medical device Design controls; In-vitro cell culture techniques; microfluidics; tissue engineering; regenerative medicine and biomaterials.
Cherry Wan is committed to development work. She strategized and planned the first privately owned industrial complex in Ghana where she oversaw the allocation of 45,000km2 of office and industrial spaces. Since 2007 she has served as the Assistant Director of PATS-- The Pediatric HIV/AIDS Treatment Support Project-- an organization that provides health and educational support to HIV-positive orphans in Anhui and Henan China. She has also been a devoted volunteer since 2011 with Horizons for Homeless Children in Boston.
Cherry Wan is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese and is a gifted standardized test-taker, earning an 800 in the Math sections of both the SAT and the GRE. She has published widely in the biomedical field.