BME Alum Named Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University


Biomedical engineering alum Winston Huynh has been named to the 2023 Cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford University.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars is a multidisciplinary, multicultural graduate scholarship program. Knight-Hennessy scholars receive up to three years of financial support to pursue graduate studies at Stanford while engaging in experiences that prepare them to be visionary, courageous, and collaborative leaders who address complex challenges facing the world. Scholars are selected based on their demonstration of independence of thought, purposeful leadership, and a civic mindset.

Huynh, originally from San Jose, California, is pursuing a master's degree in business administration at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. He graduated summa cum laude from Yale University, earning coterminal master's and bachelor's degrees in biomedical engineering with a focus on deep learning for image processing and analysis. A first-generation college graduate and son of refugees, Winston aspires to utilize his engineering and investing backgrounds to empower socioeconomically disadvantaged communities by improving the efficacy and accessibility of diagnostic imaging.

Huynh experience includes working as a senior investment associate at Partners Capital, where he managed multi-asset-class portfolios for charitable institutions and helped establish the West Coast business. He has also worked at the Yale Investments Office and led a project with Rotary International to improve health care access for Syrian refugees in Turkey. Winston co-authored a publication in Nature Chemical Biology and is a recipient of Yale's Henry Prentiss Becton Prize.