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. 

Shi Shen
President

Shi is a third-year Ph.D. candidate in Biomedical Engineering. His research focuses on the mechanism of myocardial recovery using engineered heart tissues to better understand cardiac muscle physiology and improve treatment options. Before coming to Yale, he went to culinary school and worked at Michelin-starred restaurants. In his free time, he loves sourdough bread making, cycling, and visiting national parks one at a time. 

Sarah Helena Nies
Co-VP of Pro Bono

Helena is a fourth-year PhD student in the Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience Program at the University of Tübingen (Germany), but conducts most of her research at Yale as a visiting student. Her research focuses on Alzheimer’s Disease, where she investigates a potential connection between Amyloid-β (Aβ) and Tau pathologies downstream of a signaling cascade triggered by Aβ-oligomers. In addition to her role at YGCC, she tutors weekly at New Haven Read and recently joined the Deans Advisory Council for LGBTQI+ Affairs as part of the Curriculum Working Group. In her free time, Helena enjoys cycling, traveling, cooking (and eating) food from all over the world, as well as the occasional arts and crafts project.

Wei Liu
Co-VP of Pro Bono

Wei is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at Yale. Wei focuses on developing and applying statistical methods in studying disease mechanisms of human complex diseases, integrating genomics, transcriptomics and other multi-omics data. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, hiking, painting and playing kendo. 

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Yixiang Wang
VP of Content

Yixiang is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Neuroscience at the Yale School of Medicine. With an interdisciplinary background in neuroscience, economics, data science, and engineering biology, Yixiang is studying functions of spontaneous brain activity in sensory systems during development, especially how patterned activity instructs circuits development at the mesoscopic level. Besides academia, Yixiang served as an innovation consultant for a Fortune 500 company to explore novel business opportunities and potential future revenue streams. In addition to his role at the YGCC, he is currently an analyst intern for a venture capital firm for initial investment research on pharma startups.

Yukun Li
VP of Communications
Chun Hu
VP of Strategy & Outreach

Yukun is a second-year graduate 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.

Chun is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in Pharmacology and the Yale Cancer Biology Institute. His research focuses on understanding how extracellular mutations in EGFR drive oncogenic signaling - to illuminate avenues of novel biologics for ‘correcting’ the aberrant signals. In addition to his role at YGCC, Chun is the President of Yale Student Business Society, where he helps non-MBA students with business and professional training. Chun has also helped Canaan Partners (a $5B venture firm) drive investment decisions by conducting due diligence on early-stage investments. In his free time, he is an avid cyclist, a seafood home-cook, and training to be a better skier.

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Qi Wang
VP of Activities

Qi is a fourth-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 has experiences in iGEM, mentoring students on scientific writing and leading students’ organizations. In her free time, Qi enjoys reading, journaling and practicing calligraphy.  

Wei Dai
Co-VP of Programming

Wei is a fourth year PhD student in Biostatistics at Yale. Wei focus 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, playing Chinese calligraphy, trying various types of food from worldwide and travelling.

Gourav Krishna Nandi
Co-VP of Programming

Gourav is a doctoral candidate in the History of science and medicine program. His research focuses on the discourses and practices of public health in the city of Calcutta, bookended by war, migration, and famine in the 1940s through the first decade after the partition and independence of India. Gourav is also a GPE fellow working with the GSAS Alumni board, where he helps with maintaining graduate alumni relations. Before coming to Yale, Gourav completed an MPhil at the University of Cambridge. In his free time, Gourav enjoys cooking, taking long walks, and when possible, overnight train journeys across the country.

Siming Chen
Manager of Internal Affairs

Siming is a second-year Master of East Asian Studies student at Yale. Her research focuses on Chinese modern and contemporary art, as well as the social and urban life of contemporary China. She received a bachelor's degree from Tufts University and she had extensive working experience in art and entrepreneurship. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga, visiting museums with friends and learning new languages. 

Minnie Li
Director of Master's Student Operations

Minnie Min Ying Li is a second-year Master of Environmental Science student at Yale School of the Environment. Her research focuses on spy satellite imagery analytics and urban modeling using geospatial science. Before coming to Yale, Minnie worked as a GIS data analyst at Apple after graduating college from UCLA. She is also a multilingual and experienced professional in sustainability and data science. In Minnie’s spare time, she loves playing Quidditch (Harry Potter sports), Bali Gamelan music, and drinking boba.