Erin Blasko | March 7, 2020
University of Notre Dame alumna Ashley Zhou will study medical science at the University of Cambridge this fall as a member of the Gates Cambridge Scholar class of 2020.
Zhou is a 2019 Notre Dame graduate from Gaithersburg, Maryland. She majored in neuroscience and behavior and minored in innovation and entrepreneurship. She currently lives in San Jose, California.
“Ashley is a model fellowships applicant. She entered the process knowing exactly what she was looking for and then found a fellowship that would let her accomplish just that,” said Jeffrey Thibert, the Paul and Maureen Stefanick Director of the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement at Notre Dame. “She was then able to build a narrative out of her outstanding record of academic achievement, combined with her impressive array of leadership and entrepreneurial activities, that demonstrated to the Gates reviewers that she was an ideal candidate for this opportunity.
“Notre Dame graduates, like Ashley, have been consistently strong contenders for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, and we hope to work with many more in the years ahead.”
A former QuestBridge Scholar, Zhou is one of 28 members of the Gates Cambridge Scholar class of 2020 from the U.S., in addition to about 60 from other parts of the world. She is Notre Dame’s ninth Gates Cambridge Scholar overall and fourth in as many years.
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