Fencing's Subin Jeong To Be Presented Alumni Association Senior Award On Saturday

MEDFORD – Subin Jeong of the Tufts University women's fencing team is a recipient of a 2021 Tufts University Alumni Association (TUAA) Senior Award.

Since 1955, the Tufts University Alumni Association has presented Senior Awards to graduating members of the senior class from the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts for academic achievement, participation in campus and community activities, and leadership.

Jeong is one of 12 graduating seniors who will be honored on Saturday, April 10 in an online ceremony beginning at 12 pm. For more information on how to watch the ceremony, please visit https://alumniandfriends.tufts.edu/join-our-community/about-alumni-association/alumni-awards-program/2021-senior-awards-honorees.

A Community Health and Spanish Culture double major from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, Jeong enjoys enriching her understanding of health access and social influencers of health by taking a wide array of humanity, science, and engineering courses. Outside of academics, she conducted biomedical engineering research in the Kaplan Lab developing silk fibroin-hydroxyapatite scaffolds for osteo-regeneration, volunteered weekly at Y2Y Youth Homeless Shelter in Harvard Square and worked with Newton Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NNHN) to support families and businesses negatively affected by COVID-19.

Additionally, she worked with ACTION Dental Clinic, which aims to fill the gap in access to affordable care for children and adolescents. After graduation, Jeong will be pursuing a DMD at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where she will address the disparate oral health care inequities in Massachusetts as an oral healthcare provider.

Captain of the Tufts women's fencing team, Jeong is a two-time NCAA Regional qualifier for head coach David Sach's Jumbos. She was selected as the recipient of the Northeast Fencing Conference's Sachs Award for 2019-20. The honor is named after Elif and Jason Sachs, former coaches at Tufts, and is given to the fencer "with the best record who started fencing in college." Competing in the sabre event, Jeong won 20 of her 33 bouts for a 60.61 winning percentage during the 2019-20 season.

Materials from the TUAA press release are used in this article