I was born and raised in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. I went to Singapore for most of my secondary school on a Singapore Ministry of Education Scholarship, where I attended the prestigious Raffles Institution and its boarding school. Then I came to the US for college and grad school.
My current hobbies include wine and teaching. Years ago, I wrote (in Chinese) a personality analysis of Benjamin Braddock in the movie The Graduate, which was published in a Chinese journal, Film Literature, 2008:19. [Abstract]