Biomedical engineering Research Scientist Hannah Song has been selected as one of the Faces of Inclusive Excellence at Georgia Tech for 2021. Song and the other honorees were celebrated at this year’s Diversity Symposium Sept. 15.
Song was cited for her leadership and work mentoring a diverse team of undergraduate researchers focused on sickle cell disease in Manu Platt’s Lab.
“I have worked with students from so many backgrounds and countries. All of them bring different perspectives on science and engineering,” Song said. “Their background might be different, what’s driving them might be different, but we all bring different flavors to the same goal. And I always tell them, ‘I will teach you as much as you would like to learn, no matter where you are from. And in the end, you will teach me something new as well.’”
Each year, Georgia Tech honors students, researchers, faculty, and staff across campus who embody the Institute’s work to expand access and lead by example in building a more inclusive community. Song was one of 64 people recognized for 2021.
“We are pleased to honor [our Faces of Inclusive Excellence] by recognizing their accomplishments,” said Archie Ervin, vice president for Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. “Their perspectives and achievements contribute to our culture of excellence in all its forms, and we look forward to celebrating their successes as we work together to continue building an inclusive community at Georgia Tech.”
Song said she’s grateful for the recognition and quickly credited her students.
“I am so thankful. Georgia Tech BME students are super smart, eager to learn, and diligent,” Song said. “I am the one who is blessed to get to work with these students.”