Karen Gu
Karen Gu
Height: 5-3
Year: Jr.
Hometown: East Hanover, N.J.
High School: Hanover Park
Position: Foil
Events: Foil
Major: Computer Science and Molecular Biology
Top Finishes
The Big One Invitational 6th Place (Nov. 5, 2016)
New England Championship 6th Place in "A" Pool (Feb. 24, 2018)
NCAA Northeast Regional Championship 25th Place (March 12, 2018)


2017-18: Overall record: 22-20 … NFC record: 13-4 … placed 39th at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship (3/11) … went 6-0 to finish sixth in the “A” qualifying group at the New England Championship (2/24) … ranked 10th at The Big One Invitational (11/4). [INDIVIDUAL RESULTS]

2016-17: Overall record: 29-25 … NFC record: 14-3 … ranked 25th at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship (3/12) … placed sixth at The Big One Invitational (11/5). [INDIVIDUAL RESULTS]

Off the Fencing Strip at MIT: Majoring in computer science and molecular biology … was a solutions architect intern at Convergence CT … completed an externship at G7 Research where she created educational content … conducted a UROP with Professor Fournier in geobiology, specifically carboxysomal phylogeny … also did a UROP in the Graybiel Lab … MIT INSPIRE … MIT MedLinks.

High School: A 2016 graduate of Hanover Park High School ... placed third at the Denise O’Connor High School Championships ... placed first at NJFA Tuesday Unrated Foil ... valedictorian ... National Honor Society class representative ... Reinauer Award for highest scoring decathlete in New Jersey ... USABO semifinalist ... AP Scholar with Distinction ... Rensselaer Medal ... Girl Scout Gold Award ... Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Gold Key winner ... Debate Team president ... Academic Team ... mock trial lawyer.