I care tremondously about cultivating community, climate change, long-term (technology) research & development, and education and my life-long goal is to put equal effort into these four areas.


  Background  

I am an American-born Taiwanese, raised in busy Shanghai. I studied Interaction Design at California College of the Arts. At CCA, I was very fortunate to learn from those who helped shape the Internet. They helped me understand that the digital landscape is not limited to the screen rectangles that we are used to, and guided me to understand the origin of the Internet as well as Interaction Design. I will be forever greatful for the teachers and friends that I've met during my time there.



  Side projects  

I look for areas that don't get the attention they deserve and try my best to facilitate those conversations together with others. In high school, I co-designed a diary book that both students and faculty still use today. At CCA, I co-created a trading group, called The CCA Underground, that has hosted 900+ trades. A few friends and I have also created a digital campus, called Max CCA, that 80% of the students are participating in. Since freshman year, I have been part of John Bielenberg's experimental program Secret Project at CCA and have expanded the program to Taiwan and produced and co-facilitated 3 week-long workshops on challenging the status quo at Toucheng Farmin YiLan, Taiwan.