Scholar Speed Round: Elizabeth Chung, 2013 Bezos Scholar

Catch up with a Scholar alumn and read their rapid-fire responses to a collection of semi-random questions in the Scholar Speed Round.

By Elizabeth Chung

3 min

Scholar Spotlight Headshot- Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a 2013 Bezos alumnus from Seattle, WA. Her Local Ideas Festival connected young women with women in leadership positions in the STEM field to provide mentorship. Elizabeth describes that this experience gave her the confidence to believe she could achieve her dreams of creating positive change in the world. Elizabeth completed her Master of Social Work at the University of Washington with a concentration in mental health. She is a mental health therapist, approaching mental wellness from a holistic, human-centered lens. She enjoys going on adventures with her partner in her free time, watching cheesy rom-coms, and baking delicious treats.

Enjoy getting to know Elizabeth through nine semi-random questions and answers.

What is currently piquing your interest? Discovering Asian American authors.

If you had a theme song, what would it be and why? A Whole New World from Aladdin.

Reflecting on a challenge you have faced, what was a choice you made during that time and the change that occurred because of it? In a situation with a loved one, I asserted a difficult boundary but significantly improved my relationship with them.

Scholar’s Choice Question: If you could choose a superpower, what would you pick? I would pick super strength.

At this moment in your life, what are you most proud of? I am most proud of achieving my Independent Clinical Social Work License.

Where is the next place on your travel bucket list? Why this location? Paris! I can’t wait to try all the pastries.

If you had a podcast, what would it be about? My podcast would be about taking charge of your life, starting with your mind.

What is something you’ve learned that you’d offer to others in the BSP Alumni Network as advice? Don’t take criticism from someone you wouldn’t take advice from.

What is the one thing you’re deeply grateful for right now? The health and well-being of my loved ones.

Thank you, Elizabeth! We’re grateful to have you as part of the Scholar community.