The Business Council of Alabama is pleased to announce that Sherry Wu will be joining us for the Summer 2019 term. Sherry is a rising junior at Yale University double majoring in global affairs and economics, with a specific interest in education and healthcare equality.
She serves as an undergraduate admissions ambassador, the treasurer and a member of Yale dancers, Yale’s oldest dance company, a Yale College Council representative, and the Vice President of Fraternity Development of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women.
In addition, she is Co-President of Yale City Step, a nonprofit organization that aims to bring both dance and mentorship to underprivileged elementary school children in New Haven.
A local titleholder in the Miss Connecticut Organization, she serves the New Haven community by volunteering at organizations such as New Haven Reads and is a goodwill ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Her social impact and passion is to help close the startling educational opportunity gap that exists across America today.
Last summer, she was an intern at Children’s Hospital of Alabama and a counselor at American Legion Auxiliary’s Alabama Girls State program.
A native of Birmingham, she graduated from Vestavia Hills High School where she was a National Merit Scholarship Finalist, an AP Scholar with Distinction, the 2017 Distinguished Young Woman of Jefferson County, and was awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.
Following her time here at the BCA, she will intern in the office of Senator Doug Jones in Washington, D.C.
“I’m only a week in and I have already gained a breadth of knowledge about how national policies directly impact Alabama business and the political and fiscal complexities accompanied with any push for education and healthcare reform within the state. I’m looking forward to continuing to meet and learn from leaders in Alabama business, Alabama legislators, and the incredible team here at BCA,” said Wu. “Following my five weeks here, I will head to DC to work for Senator Jones. I’m thankful that I can directly experience both state and national politics this summer and grow personally and professionally.”