The Road to New York as a World Citizen: An Immigrant Story

IMG951386Catherine Tjan, 23, has lived in five countries, including England, Singapore, Belgium, and Germany, and attended 13 different schools.  Her last move was to the U.S. when she was nine, when her father, an executive at a multinational company, was transferred yet again.  The family has remained in the U.S., and Tjan graduated from Union College in 2014 with a degree in bioengineering. Tjan has spent the last year trying to decide whether she wanted to work or attend grad school. She is now seeking a job in medical research in New York City. Tjan and her parents are about to get their United States citizenship. Looking back, Tjan cherishes the experience she had living in multiple cultures. Even though the transition to a new continent, country, and school had its difficult moments, she sees a moving abroad again in her future.



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