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Eva Lin

B.Sc., UC Berkeley, 2022

Eva was born in Tainan, Taiwan in 2000. She completed elementary school in California, and then moved back to Tainan for middle school and part of high school. In 2016, her family immigrated to Southern California. She began her undergraduate studies at Pasadena City College in 2018, where she first developed an interest in organic chemistry. Transferring to UC Berkeley in 2021, Eva joined Prof. John Hartwig’s group and studied copper-catalyzed coupling reactions that use copper and inexpensive N,N’-disubstituted oxalamide ligands to join aryl halides and phenols to form diaryl ethers. In the summer of 2022, Eva pursued a three month internship in the Small Molecule/CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls) Team at Denali Therapeutics in South San Francisco. In 2023, Eva ventured across the country to join the MacMillan Group at Princeton. Outside of the lab, Eva enjoys traveling, watching tv shows, eating good food, and playing with her cat Siwon.

Fun Facts
  • Eva's cat, Siwon (洗碗), means "washing dishes" in mandarin. Siwon was named after Siwon Choi from the kpop group Super Junior because her mom is a fan.
  • Although she has a fear of water, Eva is interested in playing water sports and has experienced diving, surfing, and wake-surfing.
  • Eva hates the taste of sugar substitutes, cilantro, and arugula.