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Mona Yuan, Women's Cross Country and Track and Field

women's cross country runner wearing a red top and black shorts running by a cornfield with others behind her

Mona Yuan is a senior neurobiology major on the women's cross country and track and field teams. She was recently selected as an award recipient by the Carnegie Mellon Women's Association as a graduating student who demonstrates a commitment to the advancement of women in their academic pursuits.

Mona said:

Being a student-athlete and TA for the Biology department have been some of my most memorable experiences at CMU. I am also grateful to have had the opportunity to foster a sense of mentorship and community among pre-health students through Alpha Epsilon Delta and research. I'm thankful for the relationships I have built through these activities and the continuous support from my professors, coaches, and peers as they have contributed to my growth in more ways than one.

Mona is also a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta (pre-health fraternity), Kappa Alpha Theta, and NeuroSAC.

On Missing CMU:

I will miss the incredible people I've met from all walks of life at CMU. The community here is so special and has always inspired me to step outside of my comfort zone.

What's Next for Mona:

I'm taking a gap year before attending medical school, working as a research assistant in a cancer research lab, and traveling with my family.


Mona and six others will receive their awards at the annual awards reception on May 1.