Santa Clara University '18
Data Analyst | UX Designer | Photographer
Aspiring Product Manager
"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.