Class of 2023
Major: Health-Science, Pre-Dental
Born in Vietnam, Ngoc Le ’23 was twelve when her family moved to the United states and settled in Charlotte. She attended East Mecklenburg High School as an International Baccalaureate student with strengths in both math and science. Self-described as someone who thrives off of relational connections and helping others, Le’s future was taking shape. “Growing up, I always knew I wanted to be in the medical field,” she said.
Unaware of its existence at the time, Le discovered Queens during a high school college fair and a conversation with admissions counselor, Jasmyn Lindsey. Excited about the opportunity, Le applied and was accepted. Her decision was solidified when she woke up to a sign in her front yard that read, “Future Royal Lives Here.” “I feel like I picked the right school from that moment on,” said Le.
Le entered Queens as a Presidential Scholar for pre-nursing. “It would be very difficult for me to attend Queens if I had to pay out of pocket,” she says. Soon realizing that nursing wasn’t for her, she switched her major to Health-Science, a Pre-Dental track, in large part due to her desire to connect on a frequent basis (every six months) with patients. She sites her personal connections across campus for having this tremendous impact on her. “I love the small size of the classroom where I have developed authentic relationships with my professors. They really seem to understand me and show that they care.”
During her time at Queens, Le has taken on various roles. She is currently the Senior class president for the Student Government Association, Vice President of the Asian Student Association, Supplement Instructor (SI Tutor) for Chemistry, and Ambassador for NC Collegiate Hunger Challenge.
Le appreciates the support of her Queens scholarship and has loved every moment of her time spent on campus. “Having the opportunity to attend Queens has allowed me to cultivate interpersonal relationships with faculty, students and staff. Caring and engaging professors know me as a person and create a learning environment where I can voice my opinion. That is something I am really grateful for.”