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She is slated to take office Feb. 1.
While some students’ collegiate success may be celebrated in their local newspaper or high school announcements, Huynh’s story has garnered national attention as a modern-day example of the ‘American Dream’ come true.
Yale accepted 735 students from its early applicant pool this year, yielding a 15.5 percent early acceptance rate for the Class of 2018.
Billed as “an introduction to New Haven, one of America’s most exciting and diverse small cities,” according to video’s description, the project was spearheaded by Michael Dunn, a senior assistant director at the admissions office. Dunn was the architect behind the “That’s Why I Chose Yale” video, which has gotten over 1.4 million views as of now.