Meet Our Summer 2023 Intern: Fiona Wu

Fiona Wu

The Sycamore Institute is excited to host three excellent interns this summer. We’ve already introduced Ean and Grey, so today we’ve asked Fiona to share a little bit about herself.

Name: Fiona Wu

School: Vanderbilt University

Major: Medicine Health & Society, Neuroscience

Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan

Why did you want to intern at the Sycamore Institute?

I am passionate about mental health policies and have been involved in advocacy with organizations like NAMI and Mental Health America in Tennessee. During my studies and volunteering, I sometimes read the Sycamore Institute’s health policy reports as an objective yet extremely informative source, and therefore was excited to know that I could contribute to it through this internship!

Where do you want to be in 15 years?

My current plan is to pursue a Master of Public Health. In 15 years, I’d like to be a leader in mental health advocacy, whether it be in nonprofit, policy, or research. I also want a dog and a kitten.

What are your interests and activities outside of school?

I spend too much time on Youtube, but I also enjoy cooking, traveling, writing short stories, and exploring cute restaurants and coffee shops! Please recommend good Nashville eats.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

I am a Chinese calligraphy artist with 10+ years of experience!

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