2018 Chancellor’s Award Winner Minqi ‘Maggie’ Huang

Maggie Huang plans to move to Australia or New Zealand and work in the medical field.

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 7, 2018) — Maggie Huang is a human biology major from Guangxi, China.

She’s been on the Dean’s List every semester since fall 2014, joined the Presidential Honor Society (PHS) in December 2014, and has received the Spellman Academic Achievement Award.

Huang was a resident assistant and served on the Residential Life Advisory Board. She was an undergrad tour guide, an international orientation leader and an international orientation assistant in the Office of International Student and Scholar Services. She is currently a student assistant for the Intensive English Language Program.

Huang was the service vice president of Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity, coordinating over 2,000 hours of community service events with organizations, such as food pantries, homeless shelters and refugee organizations. She is the vice president of Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honor Society.

Huang has received the Alumni Spirit Scholarship, a Spellman Achievement Award for Community Service and the Purple and Gold Award for her contributions to enhancing the quality of life at the University.

Her favorite courses at UAlbany were Human Growth and Development, Human Physiology, and American Political and Social History, courses she credits for expanding her perception of the world.

Huang is a research assistant at the Belfort Lab of the Biology Department. After graduation she plans to work as a medical scribe and plans to move to Australia or New Zealand for new experiences.

“I would like to start my career in the medical field after I complete my master’s degree and participate in global health-related programs to help people around the world,” Huang said, adding that she’d like to help schools in her own hometown to inspire students to pursue higher education. “Most important, I hope I can be optimistic about everything and smile back to the world.”

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