I grew up in San Jose, California and later majored in physics at the University of California, Berkeley. At UC Berkeley, I was a member of the physics organization, the Compass Project. Throughout my time in college, I grew to love swing dancing, and was a dance instructor in SwingCal and a choreographer in a performance group, the [M]ovement.

I am an avid powerlifter. Here’s a video of my first meet, where I came in third (out of three) in the 63kg weight class.