Photo courtesy of I. Kwok

Ivy Kwok is a third-year Ph.D. student advised by professor Shaily Mahendra. This past year, she received the Boeing Scholarship through the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at UCLA. This scholarship is awarded to students who have contributed significant efforts to help attract and retain more women in engineering.

Kwok also received the Asian American Architects and Engineers (AAa/e) Graduate Student Scholarship, which aims to provide encouragement and financial support for students and professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, and construction. Kwok proudly identifies as an Asian-American woman in STEM and a first-generation college student from a low-income background, and the support she has found within her communities inspires her to work toward bridging the gap between science and diversity!

Congratulations, Ivy!