Wei Lien Dang, a graduate of La Cañada High School, has been named one of 31 Soros Fellows.
The 23-year-old Dang, born in Los Angeles to a family of Chinese descent, is completing his master's in biomedical physical chemistry at Imperial College London where he is a Marshall Scholar. In 2006, he completed his MPhil degree in engineering at the University of Cambridge. He received his undergraduate degree in applied physicsat the California Institute of Technology in 2005. He begins a PhD program at Harvard University in physical biology and engineering later this year.
Assisting immigrants and their children to prepare for opportunities for leadership in their various fields in the United States is the mission of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship program for New Americans.