Leadership Team

We are a team of graduate students, by graduate students, and for graduate students. We are dedicated to creating the best platform to prepare our members for a successful consulting career. 

Qi Wang 

Qi is a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Cellular & Molecular Physiology and Comparative Medicine. She studies how the post-translational modification - O-GlcNAcylation in the hypothalamus regulates tissue physiology and energy balance. Qi also worked on two pro bono consulting projects before and is currently serving as a Blavatnik Associate at Yale OCR. In her free time, Qi enjoys reading, journaling and practicing calligraphy.  

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Lucas Lu
Co-VP of Pro Bono

Lucas is a first-year MBA&MPH candidate at Yale School of Management and Yale School of Public Health. His career passion lies in the intersection of healthcare, strategy, and investing. He is a portfolio manager at Tsai Center of Innovative Thinking at Yale, and a proud father of a corgi and a kitten.

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Wen Rui Tai
Co-VP of Pro Bono

Wen is a first-year Master’s student at the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale. Her research focuses on inter-regional cultural and political flows in East Asia and beyond, as well as the epistemic divide between China and “the West”. Before coming to Yale, she received her bachelor’s degree at Smith College in English Literature and Theatre, and had experience working at several consulting firms serving both commercial and ESG clients. Outside of work, she is a fan of comedy, and an avid consumer of noodles of various kinds.

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Yuhan Xie
VP of Content

Yuhan is a fourth-year Biostatistics Ph.D. candidate at Yale School of Public Health. She has a background in healthcare system engineering prior to her Ph.D. and has a strong passion in healthcare and life sciences. Her research focuses on developing novel integrative statistical methods for whole exome sequencing data. In her leisure time, she enjoys playing the piano, watching Netflix reality shows, cooking healthy foods and tasting different cacao products.

Yukun Li
VP of Communications
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Mingrui (Ming) Xu
VP of Outreach

Yukun is a third-year Ph.D. student in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Her research focuses on developing deformable particle model algorithms to simulate collective cell migration in different environments and collaborate with experimental scientists to investigate real cell migration mechanisms. She enjoys mentoring students at various levels and volunteering in non-profit activities. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, watching musicals, learning languages, and reading classical literature.

Ming is a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering. His research focuses on tackling fundamental challenges in developing the future quantum computer and quantum networks. Ming is experienced in teaching and mentoring students at both graduate and undergraduate levels. In his personal time, Ming enjoys weight lifting, playing soccer and is an avid sports fisherman.

Ashley Abel
Co-VP of Activities

Ashley is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Genetics at Yale School of Medicine. Her thesis work focuses on building models of human embryonic development using stem cells. In addition to her role at YGCC, Ashley serves as a board member for Women and Gender Minorities in Science at Yale (WISAY) and is involved in numerous mentorship programs both at and outside of Yale. In her free time, Ashley enjoys taking weekend trips around the Northeast, trying new foods, and taking barre, dance, and yoga classes around New Haven. 

Zhanhong (Aurora) Xiang
Co-VP of Activities

Zhanhong, or Aurora, is a second-year Ph.D. student in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. Her research focuses on measuring soot emissions from renewable fuels. During her free time, she enjoys cooking, watching movies and hanging out with her friends.

Wei Dai
Co-VP of Programming

Wei is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Biostatistics at Yale. Wei focuses on developing advanced statistical models for revealing genetic architecture of brain functions as well as human behaviors with background in neuroscience, data science, and statistics. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, practicing Chinese calligraphy, trying various types of food from worldwide and travelling.

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Yiting Xu
Co-VP of Programming

Yiting is a third-year Ph.D. candidate in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. Her research focuses on amino acid metabolism in myeloid cells during wound healing. She is also a GPE fellow working with the McDougal Center, where she helps organize and train student groups. Outside lab, she is a caring mom of a corgi and a kitten. She loves traveling and watching Chinese crosstalk shows.

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Adil Akif

Adil is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in Biomedical Engineering. His research focuses on modeling the energy demands of the brain and incorporating this understanding to further fMRI brain imaging. Before coming to Yale, he completed his bachelor's degree at Brown University where he worked on developing computational pipelines for OCT microscopy. In his spare time, he enjoys solving puzzles, playing board games and getting in shape for the triathlon.