ICYMI: Soaring Together with Yihan Hu '22

Had she ever been under the impression that women couldn't be engineers?

"Oh yeah," says Yihan Hu. "I mean, I come from China, right?"

It wasn't until she moved to the United States at the age of 14 and lived with her host family that she began to learn that girls didn’t have to be housewives, or stick to subjects like literature while boys did math and science. Her host mom had worked in a lab as a young woman, and she was always saying things to Hu like, If men can do it, you can do it.

And so she did.

Learn more about Yihan as featured in Lehigh University's Resolve magazine, Volume 2, 2021.