Catherine Wu

Sa Flyer

What are your career & professional goals? After I graduate, I hope to go to medical school and pursue a career in medicine. I hope to one day become a physician, although I am unsure of what specialty.

Why did you join the UFDI ambassador program? Coming into college, I was really unsure of what extracurriculars to join when I came upon the UFDI ambassador program. Diabetes has affected many of my family members and I was really interested in learning more about diabetes, how to help those living with it, and raise awareness of it. I wanted to join the UFDI ambassador program to learn more about diabetes and be part of a group that helped a community close to my heart.

How has being a UFDI ambassador impacted you? As someone who does not have diabetes, I knew very little about diabetes coming into the UFDI ambassador program. However, after joining and being surrounded by all the other wonderful ambassadors, many of which have Type 1 Diabetes, I have been able to learn a lot about diabetes that I would not have been able to learn or experience online. Some of my favorite events we have done were the glucose screenings, where we tested blood sugar levels while also raising awareness of diabetes and the importance of glucose screenings.

What has been you favorite quarantine pastime? I have been watching a lot of variety shows and playing badminton with my sister.