Maria Joscelind ALVINA
Engineering Student Ambassador, 2020-21
Class of 2021,
BEng in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering

Coming from Indonesia, I decided to pursue my bachelor’s degree at HKUST. It was not an easy journey, but HKUST has really helped me make the right adjustments to fit in. At the place where I now proudly call home, I have met a lot of friends and mentors with big dreams and passion. These people inspire me to push my boundaries and be the best version of myself.

I believe that undergraduate studies is not only the time to gain valuable in-class knowledge but also to experience numerous things outside classrooms. I have always enjoyed widening my horizons by engaging in various activities and organizations. HKUST provides a lot of opportunities for us to explore ourselves.

I was not sure what my passion was until I joined the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), in which I discovered my aspiration to contribute to society by doing research. It motivated me to apply for a PhD degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. I am looking forward to more wonderful research experience in the conducive environment at HKUST with the inspiring faculty members.