Gina Chang passed away at the young age of 26 on September 24, 2017. She graduated from Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles in 2009, received her BS from Northwestern University in 2013, and graduated with an MPH from Yale University School of Public Health in 2015.
Beloved daughter and friend, Gina was talented and gifted in many ways. She started ballet at the age of 3, was an accomplished flautist and violinist throughout her years in primary and secondary school, and a National Merit Scholarship finalist winner. She was diligent in school and out. She graduated with a distinction from the Harvard Westlake Cum Laude Honor Society. After graduation she went on to Northwestern University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Psychology, and Global Health Studies. She graduated as a member of the Northwestern Honor Society. After her four years at Northwestern, Gina went on to receive her Masters in Public Health from Yale and then continued her education, becoming an MD candidate at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Throughout her years in high school, college, graduate school, and medical school Gina always gave her spare time to volunteer to various organizations in the community. Most recently she served as the Project Director of ECHO Free Clinic, which she loved and cherished so dearly. She served in various leadership, volunteer and research positions every where she went. These experiences served to shape her goals and dreams of becoming a great physician someday.
Gina was a lover of life; in particular she loved her family and friends, fashion, fluffy things, books, playing the flute, volunteering her time and talents to those in need, sushi, and all creatures big and small. Gina will most be remembered by her hard-working spirit, generous and selfless heart, and compassion toward those in need.
Although Gina left our lives too soon and too quickly, we will always hold her spirit and love in our hearts. We have been blessed to have known sweet, beautiful Gina. She is survived by her parents, Kichul and Daya Chang.