Bowen Yang, the latest addition to the cast of Saturday Night Live, is not only the first Chinese-American to join the cast of the show, in it's 45th season this year (2019-2020). He is not only the third openly gay man in the cast in the show's history. And not only did he take the world by storm with his meteoric rise to fame, morphing from behind-the-scenes writer to wildly popular on-screen personality. He is also an alumnus of the NYU Department of Chemistry! His career path is not a common one for the typical pre-med, and it seems like love of chemistry is not, and never was, a main driver for him. But how cool is it anyway?
Click here to read about Bowen in this New York Times article and interview by Maureen Dowd, "Bowen Yang of S.N.L. is a Smash. And a Mensch."