why do you design?
because our world is tough to understand.
When I was in Kindergarten, I'd replay China's ShenZhou Six blasting off over and over. Since then, I’ve wanted to be an astronaut. As I pursued the goal, I couldn't help but focus on the number of disasters in space exploration caused by misinformation. So I asked myself, what can I do to alleviate that?
I chose Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo because of the opportunities in human factors psychology and its applications, not knowing I'd stumble across digital product design.
I'm also a huge advocate for the design community. I lead UW/UX, connecting students to the design industry through events and workshops. Beyond that, I'm leading UW Blueprint, helping design collaboration be an integral part of building tech for social good.
Looking forward, I want to create long-term solutions that help our world understand itself. I want to make complex tools not so complex anymore. It might be a lofty goal, but after all, even my five-year-old self imagined being among the stars.