To be honest, I'd love to have that question answered! I'm not quite sure yet, but here is what I know:
I was born in HangZhou, China, but moved here when I was a mere 9 months old. I was raised with toys such as electric trains, computers, and k'nex, all of which helped inspire my young mind to pursue STEM. Now, as a college student, I still enjoy playing around with computers; whenever I have spare time, I like to pick up a new framework, program a new app, or learn a new skill. When I'm not programming, I love playing the drums and going on long hikes.
I've pushed myself academically since I was in elementary school, participating in STEM olympiads, taking the most challenging courses I could as soon as I could, and exploring things school didn't provide me. As a result, I was nationally ranked in the top 1.5% of competitors for the USA Physics Olympiad, Math Olympiad, and Scholastic Writing Competition in high school. As a Regents' and Chancellor's Scholar, I am also ranked in the top 1.5% of my class at UC Berkeley academically.
Giving back to the community means a lot to me; I know that as a relatively privileged member of society, I need to help empower others. Thus, in the past four years, I have given over 700 hours to and raised thousands of dollars for organizations and causes I care about, such as clean water and education in underprivileged areas as well as empowering minorities with the power of computer science. Specific organizations I have helped are Blue Planet Network, Global Leadership Initiative, San Francisco City Impact, and Facebook TechStart.
I purposefully left this blank because I still have an entire lifetime ahead of me. Hopefully this section will fill up with many good experiences!