My name is Yiping Mao, and I am from a small town in China. After finishing my bachelor’s degree at a medical college, I came over to the United States to start my graduate study on diabetes research. I did not have a clear, planned picture of my career goals, I truly just wanted to be my best in everything I was going to do. The five years of training and researching here at Michigan Tech has been a very valuable and important part of my college experience. It not only gave me the ability to identify scientific problems and strengthen my professional research, more importantly, it has taught me to think as an individual, be a team player, be brave when having failures, persist on doing things even they are tough to do, be grateful to all the people and to always believe in myself.
Currently, I am pursuing a career in research and later plan to be a research physician. I will always remember the experience and lessons I got from the five years of study at Michigan Tech and I truly appreciate all the opportunities and help from everyone.