Jiun-Ruey Hu receives 2013 Spirit of Princeton Award
Nine students receive 2013 Spirit of Princeton Award
Courtesy of Princeton University Office of Communications | by Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students
PHOTO CREDIT: OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Jiun-Ruey Hu, a senior from Toronto, is a molecular biology major pursuing certificates in neuroscience and applications of computing. He has worked to engage and support underclassmen and his peers through a range of academic, service and mentorship initiatives. Addressing student needs for improving critical communication skills, Hu co-founded Speak with Style, a pioneering initiative that trains Princeton students in public speaking skills. While revitalizing a dormant Princeton Premedical Society during his term as co-president, he founded the Freshman Premed Mentorship Program and the professor-student dinner series, in addition to helping to set up the Premeds without Borders and Women in Medicine programs. A passionate musician, he co-founded Music in Mind and organized the interdisciplinary Art of Science lecture series, now in its second year. Through collaborations with community partners, he co-led a Breakout civic action trip to Boston for Princeton student volunteers to teach music to youth in prison and to study music as a medium for healing in hospitals, special-needs schools and community centers. In Mathey College, Hu supports underclassmen as a peer academic adviser and pre-health peer adviser, and co-organizes the East Asian affairs table and the premed table. He serves on the Molecular Biology Department Undergraduate Student Committee and promotes effective leadership practices through Leadership for Change. Besides having been a staff writer for Princeton American Foreign Policy and Princeton Asia Review, he also sang with VTone, played clarinet with the Princeton University Band, and breakdanced with Sympoh. He will begin medical school this fall.