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Billiken Profiles: Yennhi Phan

When Saint Louis University freshman Yennhi Phan isn't in class (she's a neuroscience major), you might find her practicing piano or cello or spot her on the quad with a sketchbook. 

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Yennhi Phan (photo by Camron Morrissey, SLU class of 2022)

Year: Freshman
Major: Neuroscience  
Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri 
Clubs and Organizations: Honors Program, SLU Dance Marathon, Asian American Association, Korean Student Association , Vietnamese Student Association, Student Government Association, Neuroscience Club, Minority Association of Pre-health Students, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 

About Me

Besides being passionate about the STEM field, I like to dabble in my other hobbies. I’ve been a pianist for 13 years and a cellist for seven years. You can sometimes even spot me painting or sketching on campus! 

My Freshman Year at SLU

SLU seemed to check off all my boxes when I was looking for my best-fit college. It had everything I was looking for academically and socially. A highlight of my SLU experience so far? The variety of classroom atmospheres, whether it be a large lecture hall or a discussion-based class with only 10 people!

What I Love Abut SLU's Campus    

My favorite thing about SLU’s is the "West Pine Effect." Basically, you can’t go more than 20 feet on campus without running into someone you know, which I absolutely love! Whenever I have any free time, I’ll try and stay out in front of the Center For Global Citizenship so I can talk and see all of my friends. 

How I Stay Connected to Other Billikens   

Making the effort to reach out whenever! For me, it’s mainly through social media or simply asking people to grab lunch with me!

Favorite Things About St. Louis

St. Louis is a large city that can be explored if you choose to! But on campus, although it can seem big, it’s quite intimate. It’s a lovely contrast between a big city and a close community.

Saint Louis University Campus

The campus is physically really aesthetic to me. It’s a great atmosphere with some of the best people, which makes it all the more pretty. 

Advice for Your College Search 

Virtual tours and learning about a college through social media is the way I went about my own college search. Stay tuned on the official social media pages to learn more about a college.  

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