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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T47

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete, Science Professional
Languages
English, Mandarin, Spanish
Higher education
Biology, Mathematics - Pomona College: Claremont, CA, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in the seventh grade of middle school.
Why this sport?
Her mother signed her up for the Amputee Coalition of America's Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp in 2008. "It looked like an extremely fun sport, and I wanted to train and compete with my friends."
Club / Team
Pomona-Pitzer: Claremont, CA, USA

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
United States

General interest

Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2020 she was named to the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference [SCIAC] All-Academic team. (thesciac.org, 16 Jul 2020)

In 2015 and 2016 she was named Female High School Field Athlete of the Year by US Paralympics. (teamusa.org, 19 Oct 2016)

In 2016 she was named a US Paralympics Track and Field High School All-American in the 100m, 200m, 400m, long jump and shot put. (teamusa.org, 19 Oct 2016)

In 2015 she was named a US Paralympics Track and Field High School All-American in the 100m, 200m, 400m and long jump. (teamusa.org, 03 Sep 2015)
Impairment
She was born without her lower left arm and hand. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2015; gunnconnectionextra.blogspot.com, 28 Feb 2013)
Other information
OCCUPATION
In July 2020 she began working as a data scientist for social media company Facebook in the United Sates of America. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jul 2020)

BREAK AND NATIONALITY SWITCH
After she competed at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro for the United States of America, she took a break from international competition to focus on her education at Pomona College in Claremont, California. She holds dual Canadian and US citizenship, and made the switch to represent Canada upon her return to the international stage at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. "After I competed in Rio, I didn't do any Paralympic competitions for three years, but I have been competing with the school team at Pomona." (pomona.edu, 22 Aug 2019; sagehens.com, 14 Aug 2019)

STUDIES
She has studied for a double major in molecular biology and mathematics, and also acted as a chemistry course mentor to other students. Between June 2018 and August 2019 she worked as a data science and data analytics intern for social media company Facebook in the United Sates of America. (pomona.edu, 22 Aug 2019; LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T47 Final 1 2015-10-23 7
Women's 400 m T47 Final 1 2015-10-26 5
Women's 200 m T47 Heat 1 2015-10-27 9
Women's 100 m T47 Heat 3 2015-10-29 14
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T47 Final Round 2016-09-08 6
Women's 100 m T47 Heat 1 2016-09-10 4
Women's 400 m T47 Heat 1 2016-09-13 4
Women's 400 m T47 Final Round 2016-09-14 6