Who am I?
Born in New Haven, Conn. and raised in Shanghai, China, I have what could be called a “mish-mash” of a cultural background. For many years, I struggled with who I identified with and what made me me. So this is actually a very difficult question. Thanks a lot. Having not overcome that conflict at all in my near-20 years on this planet, I have settled into a routine of curiosity and exploration, determined to experience as many perspectives of reality as possible.
Now living simultaneously in Singapore and Ithaca, N.Y., I write about things that happen around me and make art about the things happening in my head.
Currently, I am pursuing a degree in Earth and Atmospheric Science at Cornell University.
I serve as the Design Editor of the Cornell Daily Sun, as well as a News and Science staff writer.
Occasionally, I write about my thoughts here. I am primarily concerned with the well-being of the world — be that the humans or non-human beings, the abiotic environment, or the intangible lurking beneath. Artistically, I am concerned with the expression of identity and emotion, again both human and inhuman.
Ultimately, I just want to save the world. Gotta keep your goals achievable, I guess.
SELECTED Published WRITING
Cornell Students Assist with Medical Clinics and Community Service on MEDLIFE Brigade to Lima, Peru (Cornell Daily Sun, science, 2019)
Cornell Researchers Discover Method to Turbocharge Photosynthesis (Cornell Daily Sun, science, 2018)
Crowd Gathers in Commons in ‘Nobody is Above the Law’ Protest Against Trump Administration (Cornell Daily Sun, news, 2018)
Your Turn: NY Must Protect Bees from Neonics (Ithaca Journal, opinions, 2018)
Seismic testing threatens New York waters (City and State NY, opinions, 2018)
Letter to the Editor: Public lands threatened (Record-Journal, opinions, 2018)
Lotus festival celebrates exotic and ecological art (Shanghai Daily, features, 2017)
Finding Refuge in National Parks (The Choate News, opinions, 2017)
Wallingford and White Supremacy: A History (The Choate News, features, 2016)
Maker Faire Encourages Student Innovation (The Choate News, news, 2016)