Halbert Bai is a Benjamin Franklin Scholar studying at the University of Pennsylvania and a graduate of St. Mark’s School of Texas. Passionate about the intersection of medicine and media, he will pursue graduate school and afterward attend the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where he has been accepted to study for his M.D. He has conducted research on cancer, sleep, neurodegenerative diseases, organizational behavior, and social psychology at UT Southwestern, Penn Med, Wharton, and this summer at Cambridge University as a Thouron Scholar. Artistically, Halbert focuses on video, photography, and graphic design. For nearly a decade, Halbert has pursued photography as both an artistic practice and a discipline under the guidance of his mentors Scott Hunt and Stewart Cohen. He has been recognized as one of the top young photographers in the United States by the National YoungArts Foundation and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. His work has been exhibited in eight countries on five continents including in NYC's Times Square and the Royal Geographical Society in the UK.
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Biography of Interviewer | Margaret Siu
Margaret Siu is currently studying at the University of Texas in Austin for a B.A. in the Plan II Honors Program and at Harvard Business School for a certificate in Managerial Economics, Business Analytics, and Financial Accounting. Siu is the founder and Editor in Chief of Apricity Magazine. Siu previously studied Mandarin Chinese at National Taiwan Normal University (國立臺灣師範大學). She is a recipient of the Brown University Book Award, Gold and Silver Keys from the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards for her art and poetry, and was recognized by the Dallas Morning News Journalism Day for her short features story. She is impassioned about the political climates of both the Sinosphere and the United States. Siu is an avid fan of Naomi Shihab Nye, Mong-Lan, and Lin Manuel Miranda--those who endeavor to narrate their cultures through verse.