Crystal Cao — Treasurer

Crystal is a second-year PhD student at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering studying the mechanism of cancer drug resistance. Before coming to U of T for an undergrad degree in Engineering Science, Crystal played competitively during middle school and high school (provincial and national tournaments). She also served as the VP of her school chess club and organized school-wide chess competitions and tournaments with neighbouring schools. Crystal has been a Hart House Chess Club member since undergrad time and now is excited to serve as Treasurer to support the club!

Having had the great opportunities to enjoy all the fun in-person activities and tournaments hosted by HHCC, Crystal understands the frustration new members have with online activities. She plans to dedicate herself to fully supporting online chess events and competitions, and hopefully also the smooth transition towards in-person events and over-the-board chess.