Shelly Zou majors in Biology and double minors in Chemistry and Psychology. In Spring 2017, Shelly became a Resident Assistant at The Towers residence hall. In the following Fall semester, she co-founded a service-oriented club called Humanizing that has partnered with City College clubs and Macaulay’s Service and Green Initiatives to encourage greater involvement in community service. Starting her junior year, Shelly began research in Dr. Osceola Whitney’s neuroscience laboratory at the Center for Discovery and Innovation and has achieved Honors in Biology. She serves as the Director of Volunteer Services of the CCNY Biology Club, previously holding the position of Director of Outreach. In Winter 2020, Shelly received the Schor Scholars Opportunities Fund to study abroad in Cape Town, South Africa. Over her gap year, she hopes to gain clinical exposure before applying to medical school. In her spare time, Shelly enjoys gardening, crafting, and piecing together puzzles.