A bit more on me.


I was born in China, grew up in Newton, MA (near Boston), and moved out to the Bay Area to attend Stanford. I'm currently based in the SOMA district of San Francisco with two software engineers.

While at Stanford I studied Biology (BS & MS) and Philosophy (honors thesis). More than anything, my formal education taught me how gather relevant information on a particular topic, understand & synthesize that knowledge, and communicate persuasively and insightfully about the topic.

In 2007, I cofounded Gumball Capital, a social venture whose mission is to engage students with entrepreneurship in pursuit of ending poverty. I had the great fortune of serving as its executive director for a year and a half, where we grew an small idea into an award-winning nationally active nonprofit. I'm still actively involved as a member of the board of directors.

For over a decade, I competed at the national level in Men's Gymnastics and was a member of the US Junior National team. I am proud to have been a part of the Stanford Men's Gymnastics team and was captain in 2009 when we won the NCAA team championships. Gymnastics has shaped my life in a positive way and its a wonderful sport to do be involved in - even if, like me, you never become an Olympic hopeful.

Prior to starting at isocket, I served as the COO of The Stanford Daily Publishing Corporation where I headed up strategy, operations and overall profit & loss for our 118 year old newspaper. I managed a hybrid team of professional and student business staffers, led monthly board meetings, drove new projects & partnerships, and ultimately reversed 7 quarters of decline to get year-over-year revenues and profits up.

In my spare time, I like do random projects like NaNoWriMo, find tasty food on Yelp or cook it at home, read books on mediainnovation and management and hang out with friends.