This profile of UCSF Graduate Division's Alumna of the Year presented an interesting fusion of science and law. Michelle Rhyu, a leader in biotech law receiving the honor, received her PhD from UCSF and her law degree from Stanford.
“You have black, white, and then all of these shades of gray,” she says, admiring law’s focus on interpretation. But she also appreciates the purity of a question with a definitive answer. “In science, creativity is about finding clever ways to get at the answer, whereas in the law, there is room to shape the answer,” she observes, seamlessly synthesizing her dual scientist/lawyer perspectives. Read more