Pitzer Spotlights

Rainbow Chung '06, Pitzer’s First Fulbright to China

Rainbow Chung '06
Rainbow Chung '06 has been awarded Pitzer's first Fulbright Fellow to China.

Rainbow Chung is bright, energetic and highly motivated. She is majoring in neuroscience and Spanish Culture and Health with a minor in biology. “I have wanted to be a doctor as long as I can remember,” Chung offered.

“Professor Ann Stromberg helped me to conceptualize my Fulbright proposal, ‘Struggling to Live: Infant and Maternal Mortality in China.’ I will conduct my research in three provinces: Beijing, Shanghai and Yunan. My thesis adviser, Professor Newton Copp, has also been instrumental in my studies. The Joint Science Faculty are excellent,” she said.

During the summer following her sophomore year, Chung participated in Pitzer’s Health Program in Costa Rica, which provided her with a valuable Spanish-speaking, cultural immersion experience.

“My experience in Costa Rica has inspired me to work with medically underserved populations within and out of the United States like Dr. Albert Schweitzer ,” Chung said. She is fluent in Mandarin and Spanish.

Chung is the founder and president of Pitzer’s Health Awareness Committee. She is also a member of Pitzer’s Emergency Response team and participates in the Claremont Colleges ballroom dance team. Her musical talents include the piano and the flute.

Chung has also been selected by a committee to deliver this year’s senior commencement speech.

—Susan Andrews