- Open to: Either Graduate or Undergraduate Students
- Chapter(s) Eligible: Zeta Omicron (Johns Hopkins)
Linda pledged Alpha Phi in the spring of 2002. She served as Director of Finance her sophomore year, and then as Chapter President her junior year.
Linda played volleyball her first two years of school before leaving the team to focus on her studies. Majoring in biomedical engineering, Linda aspired to become a medical doctor. To prepare for her goal of being a doctor she became an assistant for Dr. Joseph Gitlin. Linda worked in professor Joseph Gitlin's research lab, devising ways to use digital mammography to bring breast cancer screening to women in poor communities.
After a six-week visit to her native country of Vietnam to work with cancer patients and volunteer at an AIDS hospice, Linda decided that saving lives as a doctor would not be as beneficial to the world at large as becoming a researcher. She wanted to research ways to cure AIDS and other diseases.
Linda gave her heart and soul to Alpha Phi and her legacy will live on in the Zeta Omicron chapter through this scholarship.