To Inspire. To Be Inspired. – 30 Stories on HKUST Faculty, Alumni and Students

95 for ongoing safety. Time and again she has been an invaluable expert, able to think on her feet and assess situations quickly, providing on-thespot advice and recommendations for emergency measures after attending landslide incidents. Over the years, she has spared no effort in enhancing the landslide emergency system with a view to safeguarding the public from landslide risks. That same drive to protect others has seen her help others beyond Hong Kong. She has applied her expertise to humanitarian work, and has selflessly devoted herself to helping in various crises. Jenny was among the first Hong Kong Institute of Engineers volunteers to arrive in Sichuan after the devastating earthquake in 2008, where she joined efforts to rebuild local schools and initiated a caring program for the students there. The rewards of Jenny’s expertise and commitment to her profession are evident across Hong Kong, and in how she imparts her knowledge and experience to a new generation. Named as HKUST’s 2021 Outstanding Alumni of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Jenny has been a pioneer in the field of engineering almost as long as she’s loved the discipline. Jenny’s own mother studied to be a civil engineer in the Mainland, and strongly influences who she is as a role model to other women in the field today. She’s passionate about sharing this love with others. You can often find her returning to campus to share her experiences with current students, embodying once again the timeless can-do spirit and generosity of the university’s founders, and inspiring the next generation to follow in her footsteps on the path to a better tomorrow.