Lucy Hu is a medical device engineer by training, with both research and hospital experience in critical care medicine. She earned a Ph.D. in Medical Engineering & Medical Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, using soft robotics to develop better ventilators to improve quality-of-life in end-of-life care, and a B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
While at MIT, she worked to improve graduate student conditions through many modes of activism. Through MIT’s Science Policy Initiative, she led Congressional Visit Days for graduate students to advocate in D.C. for pressing federal legislative issues that shape the experience of scientific trainees. While on campus, Lucy served as an energetic union organizer with the MIT Graduate Student Union, bringing together diverse coalitions of graduate students to campaign for the working conditions necessary to produce world-class science.
As an IEEE-USA Congressional Fellow, Lucy is excited to tackle issues in health, environment, and labor policy to build an equitable and just future.