At the age of 16, I was accepted to United World Colleges of Atlantic, an institute with a mission to use education as a force to unite people, nations and cultures for world peace and sustainable future. Along with the many community volunteering projects I was involved with while at UWC, academically I became interested in studying disease genetics due to its potential to improve the lives of others. Thus, I have attended UCL to study BSc Human Genetics. During my time at UCL, I worked on investigating a novel trans-ethnic Type 2 diabetes susceptibility loci to understand the underlying genetic mechanism, under supervision of Dr. Maniatis. Through this research project, I have developed an interest on the genetic basis of complex diseases. I particularly want to explore the use of -omics techniques in understanding of complex diseases and their application to personalized medicine. I am looking forward to study MPhil in Genomic Medicine at Cambridge University next year where I will be able to enhance my knowledge and research skills in that area of research. I am also honoured and excited to be a part of the influential Gates Cambridge community and explore the opportunities I will encounter at Cambridge.