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Zion Perry biography: 13 things about Kevin Jiang’s fiancée

Zion Perry, Kevin Jiang

Zion Perry, Kevin Jiang

Zion Perry is a native of Pennsylvania, United States. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She enjoys bioengineering because it exists at the intersection of the fundamental sciences of math, physics, chemistry and biology. (a)
  2. She attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts where she studied bioengineering. (a)
  3. In 2019, she was a Rosetta Commons intern while she was a rising senior at MIT.  (a)
  4. In 2018, she went to Wat Dam Rong Boon School in Lopburi, Thailand to teach engineering lessons to fifth graders. She was with Nu Nusen, Lisa Nam, Panchita Sarovath, Eric Fishman, Michelle Noh, Katherine Wang and Yotaro Sueoka. (b)
  5. After graduating from MIT in 2020, she enrolled at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA as a graduate student studying biophysics. She moved to New Haven in August 2020. (a)
  6. She is an alumna of Kortemme Lab at the University of California San Francisco in San Francisco, California, USA. (c)
  7. On January 30, 2020, she met Yale University student Kevin Jiang on a church retreat in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut. They started dating in May 2020. (d) (e)
  8. On March 4, 2020, she encountered MIT researcher Qinxuan Pan at the Lindy Hop Society Bread and Bones Birthday Jam celebration at the Morss Hall of MIT. (e)
  9. When Jiang visited her in her family’s house in Pennsylvania, he played the piano while she played the flute. (e)
  10. In January 2021, she was welcomed in The Malvankar Lab of Yale University. (f)
  11. On January 30, 2021, Jiang proposed to her by the waterfall at Wadsworth State Park in Middletown, Connecticut and she said yes. (d) (e)
  12. On February 6, 2021, she and Jiang went ice fishing, caught a pickerel and cooked dinner at her apartment in East Rock, New Haven. At around 8:30 p.m., he was fatally shot near the apartment. She was 22 years old when he was killed while he was 26. (e) (g) 
  13.  On February 13, 2021, she said Jiang “would want us to cherish the gift of life we still have on earth and share the good news of eternal life in Christ Jesus.” (h)



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