As a Design Thinking (DT) Fellow, Sue holds a firm belief that design thinking is a powerful tool that can profoundly transform the way systems, products, and issues are approached. In collaboration with the other Taylor fellows, faculty, and staff, she hopes to both gain and share insight within Tulane and in the greater New Orleans community on designing innovative solutions. As a premedical student, she is especially interested in exploring the converging points between healthcare and design, and has found design thinking methodologies to be formative in her personal and academic choices. Having grown up in healthcare environments in various countries, she has a desire to one day collaborate with healthcare providers and administrators in underserved communities to share these human-centered perspectives.
Sue is a junior who calls South Korea, Mongolia, California, Germany, and now, New Orleans, her home. She is studying on a premedical track as a Studio Art and French major and Psychology minor and hopes to attend medical school after her undergraduate studies. As a student whose academic profile is largely defined by its interdisciplinary nature, Sue is passionate about the necessity for design thinking in the STEM fields and hopes to incorporate design and healthcare in her future studies and work. Outside of the Taylor Center, Sue Choi sits on the executive board for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) On Campus, the Minority Association of Premedical Students (MAPS), and she is working towards establishing a new student organization called the Tulane Green Medicine Initiative, which is housed under the Taylor Center. She also works as a Resident Advisor in Sharp Hall, as well as a tutor at the Tulane Academic Learning Center. She is actively involved in neuroscience and public health research during her summers.