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April 2022: Rebecca Hung

Rebecca Hung is in her 3rd year at State University of New York, College of Optometry, in New York City. Rebecca is originally from Vancouver and earned an Honors in B.Sc. with distinction, at University of British Columbia. Rebecca has made several contributions to research in multiple academic roles, including authoring publications, working as a research assistant, and in the capacity of Research Project Coordinator. Currently, Rebecca continues her academic pursuits by formally presenting case studies that she has encountered during her clinic rotations and is recognized as a Student Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She is also a member of the prestigious Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Fraternity, which includes members with outstanding academic performance.

Furthermore, Rebecca is actively demonstrating her dedication to her profession and to organized optometry. She currently holds an executive board position at the SUNY chapter of the Student American Academy of Optometry. The leadership of the SUNY Chapter of CAOS recognizes that Rebecca has a wealth of knowledge and is an impressive example for all Canadian students studying abroad. For these reasons, Rebecca was entrusted to represent SUNY to CAO President Dr. Bohnsack and CEO Mr. Couillard, at the recent AAO conference in Boston.

Rebecca’s interests in scientific research and professional optometry are balanced against her social aptitude and humanity. During her undergraduate career, Rebecca volunteered as a first responder on the Emergency Medical Aid Team at UBC. When she moved to New York City, she became a member of the Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH). Rebecca continues to be an active and contributing member of SVOSH. Outside of the clinic, Rebecca enjoys snowboarding when she can. She has found a new love for skiing and rock climbing. Rebecca also enjoys running and is currently training for a marathon in NYC.

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