Our Stories: Ly, Scholar (2018)

Ly is a young woman from Vietnam who was a part of her Maryland high school’s robotics team. She was also state champion in SkillsUSA, and the lead researcher and test engineer for a team, part of a program run by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, that has designed—and will, this winter, deploy—a water decontamination system in rural Ethiopia. She will study Biomedical Engineering as the 2018 Esperanza Alumni scholar at the University of Maryland.