One of my favorite things to do is travel whenever I get the chance. I've visited many national parks in the United States, and have also travelled to Asia over 15 times in my short life so far. It's extremely important to me to see as much of the world as I can in person, and really explore the cultures, wonders, and people that it has to offer. A life goal of mine is to visit every continent in the world, a life goal that I very much look forward to working closer to!
During the summer of 2017, I had the amazing opportunity to embark on a two-week long road trip around the Western United States with some of my closest friends. In what became my most cherished travel experience ever, my friends and I explored numerous national parks and drove through seven states. This was such a special experience for me, that I made a video commemorating those memories forever. In the future I plan to go on even more extravagant adventures, and most importantly be able to share those adventures with the people I am closest to.
Soccer has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember, and is an integral part of who I am. I started playing when I was four years old, and have continued to play basically year-round for the rest of my life. By the time I was in high school, I was the captain of my club soccer team as well as my high school team, gaining valuable leadership skills along the way. After captaining the varsity team at MIT, I am now an assistant coach for the team.
I've been playing classical piano since I was four years old as a soloist, participating in certification tests as well as competitions. While I always liked playing classical music, I've recently started to shift towards playing more popular modern songs that I listen to daily. The musical aspect of my life is something I value greatly, and is something I hope to keep developing. Below are a couple performances from the US Open competitions I participated in.
“La Campanella” (F. Liszt)
First Place, US Open Music Competition, 2015
“New Beginning” (J. Wang)
Fourth Place, US Open Music Competition, 2012
Anyone who knows me knows I am an avid sports fan. I have been a die-hard fan of my hometown Golden State Warriors and Oakland A's for as long as I can remember, and have also followed the NFL since I was a child, recently becoming a Cleveland Browns fan (thanks to Odell Beckham Jr.). I'm a fantasy football nut and and love drowning myself in sports statistics.