"The way we choose to see the world creates the world we see."

Me in 10 seconds

  • Hi! My name is Kai, and thank you for visiting my website!

  • Confucius said, “We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.” Mine began when I decided to drop out of high school.

  • Fast forward 5 years, I’m a senior at Santa Clara University, majoring in Management Information Systems. 

  • Self-taught & passionate about Data Analytics, UX Design, and Photography.

Me in 30 seconds

  • I dropped out of high school because I had 1.6 GPA, and had no interest in anything.

  • Later I discovered that I had depression and social anxiety disorder (I’m doing great now). I lived with them for years without knowing because mental disorders and such are considered signs of weakness in Asia.

  • I didn’t really have a concrete plan after dropping out, but I had always wanted to be a photographer, so I became a freelance photographer for a while.

  • Even though I was a high school dropout, pursuing my passion felt great. I had to start working full-time and become independent. Taking control of my own life significantly weakened my social anxiety.

  • Didn’t do so bad as a photographer, but realized I wanted to have a more direct and tangible impact on the world.

  • Took GED and moved to Silicon Valley to attend a community college.

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