Lynn Tao

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Tech
Fairfax, VA

Lynn is passionate about pioneering medical advancement and advocating for educational equity. LYNN, an RSI and Regeneron Scholar, has developed a breast cancer risk detection framework to advance early detection and optimize a protein prediction model for drug discovery.

She founded TeensHelpKids, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and leads her school’s STEMbassadors program to bring educational initiatives and resources to underserved communities. Lynn has been honored with the Congressional Award Gold Medal and the President’s Volunteer Service Award. She is also a 2x USABO National Finalist and captains her school’s Biology Olympiad Club. In her free time, she loves playing violin and crocheting. Lynn will attend Harvard University in the fall.