Bernice Chu

Bernice Chu
  • Class of 2012
  • Hometown: Glen Allen, VA
  • Major(s): Global Health and Nutrition & Environmental Science
  • Archived Blogger

About Bernice Chu

Hi there, welcome to my blog! I was a student at William & Mary from 2008 to 2011. During my time there, I double-majored in environmental science and a self-designed major in food systems and health.

I led a service trip to China, studied abroad in Australia, and like many students at William & Mary, really grew to love serving my community and others. I also assisted in research labs, taught classes, produced independent research projects with faculty mentors, and collaborated with professors on sustainability initiatives. Importantly, I made forever friends and had a lot of fun, something I hope this blog conveys.

After college, I moved to Baltimore to pursue graduate training in public health and clinical nutrition at Johns Hopkins. Now, I live in DC, where my path has led me to a career in translating research into federal health policy. Thanks for stopping by!

Posts by Bernice Chu

Life as a graduate part 2, and spring break 2012

I love life right now, and I’m so glad I graduated a semester early. I thought I would hate being away from William and

First month of post-grad life

My first month as a William and Mary graduate has been very busy and exciting! I say first month because I’m excluding “winter break.”

“Winter Break”

Although I have graduated, it still feels like winter break! My family spent our holiday in Hot Springs, Virginia, rejuvenating in the same naturally hot mineral


Merry Christmas from Richmond! It’s time to reflect upon the semester. My last semester at William and Mary was really busy, but in a


Two days into school, Irene made us evacuate. My Texan roommate and I fled to my home in Richmond on Thursday, and we spent

Free ice cream and taverns

Today was an exciting day for two reasons. 1. Everyone knows about the refillable cider mug that you can buy in Colonial Williamsburg for

Back in Williamsburg!

I’ve been back in the states for two weeks now, and it’s been kind of a whirlwind. I came home on July 4th, so

Kangaroo Island in Pictures

Here are some pictures from my service trip to kangaroo island (see previous post). Pictures with me in them were taken by Peggy and

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo island was magical. I feel like my entire study abroad experience was justified by this one utterly unreal week. The trip was sponsored