how i spend my free time (click on the links to learn more!)

Caltech MEDLIFE Chapter | President (2020 - ), Director of Internal Affairs (2018 - 2020) 

equal access to healthcare and basic medical education | promoting biomedical research in the advancement of global health | medical outreach trips to developing countries in South America and Africa

AtriaConnect | President, Co-Founder (2018 - )

501(c)(3) nonprofit restructuring the field of international medical outreach | providing hospitals in developing countries with low-cost, personalized, point-of-care technologies and the longitudinal education to use them | software engineering for the advancement of telemedicine

Caltech Academics and Research Committee | Core Curriculum Steering Committee (2017 - 2019)

liaison between faculty and undergraduates at Caltech | honoring faculty excellence in teaching and research | improving quality of academic life on campus

Caltech Undergraduate Research Journal | Editor-in-Chief (2020 - ), Associate Editor (2017 - 2020)

revising papers and working with authors to publish in the annual undergraduate research journal


alto saxophonist in the caltech-occidental wind orchestra (2017 - 2018) | classically trained pianist and performer (2010 - )


independent instructor in swimming and high school math and sciences (2017 - ) | business administrative assistant for elite educational institute (2017) | curriculum builder for high school chemistry club (2016 - 2017)

Recreational Athletics 

pasadena half-marathon (2018) | caltech swim and dive team (2017 - 2018)


(click on the links for Github Repo)

Recombination Checker | Python 3 (2018) 

software helps to determine if there are any potential sites in a plasmid that share homology in DNA sequence, which could potentially lead to excision of large fragments of the plasmid

© Michael Yao 2020

Updated May 2020