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2019-2020 Fifth Year Scholarship (academic and community building fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University)
2015–2019 Carnegie Mellon University, B.C.S.A. in Computer Science and Drama (Video and Media Design)
2012–2015 Phillips Academy
Summer 2013 University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts
2009-2012 人大附中, Beijing

Work experience

May–Aug 2018 Disney Research - Lab Associate
May–Aug 2017 Microsoft - Explorer Internship (software engineering and program management rotation)
Sep–Dec 2016 School of Computer Science (CMU) - Teaching Assistant for 15-112 with Professor David Kosbie
May–July 2016 Human-Computer Interaction Institute (CMU) - Research Assistant with Professor Jason Hong
Sep 2016–May 2017 School of Drama (CMU) - production crew member for theater productions all season
Sep 2015–July 2016 Miller Gallery - student art assistant

Grants and Awards

2019-2020 Fifth Year Scholarship (Carnegie Mellon University)
May 2019 USITT-USA Prague Quadrennial 2019 Emerging Designer Exhibit
Dec 2018 The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards (College Prose Division, Second Place)
2017 Frank-Ratchye Fund for Arts at the Frontier
2017 Small Undergraduate Research Grant (Carnegie Mellon University)
2017 BXA Small Grant (Carnegie Mellon University)
2014-2015 CAMD Scholarship (Phillips Academy)


June 2019 ACM Intelligent Virtual Agents Conference, Conversational Approach to the Creative Authoring of Intelligent Virtual Characters, Paris
May 2019 Meeting of the Minds, Curating the Public Sphere: An Online Ethnographic Study of How Op-eds Initiate Discourse on Twitter, Pittsburgh PA
April 2019 Poster presentation to the Knight Foundation, Curating the Public Sphere: An Online Ethnographic Study of How Op-eds Initiate Discourse on Twitter, Pittsburgh, PA
May 2018 Meeting of the Minds, Translations: a Chinese Acting Student in New York, Pittsburgh PA

Skills Software Engineering: Python, Java, Javascript, R, C++, C#, HTML/CSS, Node.js

Art/Design: Unity, Cinema 4D, Processing/p5.js, Three.js, TouchDesigner, Max/MSP, Millumin, SketchUp, rapid prototyping, Adobe Ps/Pr/Ae, carpentry, sewing, scenic painting

Languages: Mandarin (native proficiency), French (preliminary proficiency)


Sep 2018-present Interdisciplinary Community Initiative, founder
New initiative dedicated to the forming of interdisciplinary student community and mentorship network.
Organizing hackathons and creating video series with interdisciplinary faculty members

Sep 2017-present CMU Listens, co-director
New student initiative dedicated to spreading awareness and competency around active listening, towards the vision of a more inclusive and supportive campus community

Jan 2017-present IMPAQT
Visited Carnegie Mellon University’s Qatar campus to attend workshops and programs that facilitate student cultural exchange
Sponsored by Qatar Foundation and Carnegie Mellon University