Ashley Quan


Hi, my name is Ashley, and I am currently a senior and an i2 scholar at Sacred Heart Cathedral. I was born and raised in San Francisco and previously attended Holy Name School where I graduated with the Cross-Curricular Excellence Award.

At SHC, my favorite subjects are math and science. During my sophomore year, I took AP Psychology which furthered my interest in science, specifically how the brain functions. I am a leader of the Asian American Student Union (AASU), where I help plan upcoming meetings and events and host meetings with other leaders. In addition, I am a part of the California Scholarship Federation (CSF). Through CSF, I assist teachers by tutoring fellow students and volunteering at local non-profit organizations. I am also an Advisory leader, who guides a group of students through community-building activities, and work at the Irish Prep Shop as a sales associate. Lastly, I am an Irish for a Day ambassador, a group of selected students that bring prospective eighth-graders around campus. Outside of school, I enjoy going to escape rooms, reading mystery novels, and traveling. Since I was young, I have always shown interest in solving puzzles which has been reflected in my love for escape rooms.

Throughout my i2 experience, I strive to make a positive impact on those around me. I hope to provide something informational and beneficial for everyone. Most importantly, I aspire to help improve the well-being of others and positively impact the world. 


Updates to My Project

I have refined my initial project idea, and I am now conducting interviews with various individuals involved in the biotechnology industry. I have asked them about their college and career paths in order to get a better understanding of how universal the biotechnology industry can be. They have shared personal insights and advice to viewers […] Read more

Starting Fresh

This is my third year as an i2 scholar, and I am excited about the new opportunities this year will bring for me. I am still enthusiastic about conducting a project that would help benefit the well-being of others and would like to continue doing so. However, I have decided to not continue with my […] Read more

Reflections on the Liquid Metal Batteries Project

When Sylvia and I first started this project, we thought that our ultimate goal was to create a liquid metal battery. However, we soon learned that we are unable to create a liquid metal battery with the resources we have. Despite this setback, we decided to still continue with the project and make a model […] Read more

Reflections on the SpheroSafe Project

While conducting this project, everything went pretty smoothly. There were a few bumps in the road, but my project partner Sylvia and I were able to produce a great informational website along with our three supplemental infographics. Making this website was a great experience that taught me more about important issues occurring around the world, […] Read more

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