Vemmy grew up in Bangkok, Thailand and Los Angeles, California and attended The American School in Bangkok before returning to the US to study at the University of California, Berkeley. Her interests in science led her to pursue a double major in Integrative Biology (with a focus on Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology) and in Molecular & Cell Biology (with a focus on Cell & Developmental Biology). While in college, Vemmy developed a passion for working with underserved communities, which inspired her minor in Global Poverty & Practice with the Blum Center for Developing Economies. Since graduation, Vemmy has been preparing to pursue a career in medicine.
During her undergraduate years, Vemmy participated in varied activities—from doing an independent research project on flying lizards with the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology to volunteering with the local underserved populations through the Suitcase Clinic. In addition, Vemmy was a long-time mentor through InnoWorks, an organization dedicated to inspire middle school students to pursue higher education in STEM. Here, Vemmy developed a strong capacity for mentorship and course planning. She is excited to continue mentoring students with ESM!
In her free time, Vemmy loves to hang out with friends and explore new places in the Bay Area with her dog, Hero. She also loves to travel and has visited over 45 cities in 13 different countries (and counting!).