My time in high school
Attended high school in the
Overall high school experience
Grades in high school
English, History / Social Studies, Math
Physics didn't work with my brain.
Community Service / Social Activism
Life since high school
Attended college / university at
Post-graduate education or training
Places lived in US
California, District of Columbia (Washington D.C.), Massachusetts
Current occupations / past occupations
Tech marketing and sales
Industries I've worked in
- Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (e.g. Law, Accounting, Interior Design, Graphic Design, R&D, PR, Advertising, etc.)
Did your education prepare you for your career or occupation?
Yes, it taught me how to learn, how to think, and how to work in a group. If you can do that, you can figure anything out.
A little introspection...
To me, being successful means...
Success means spending my time being useful, learning, and having close relationships with my family and friends.
My definition of success has changed over time.
Success used to be more about what other people thought of me, now it's about what I think of me and what those I love think of me.
My greatest accomplishment to date and what I’ve learned from it
Financial independence has shown me that I am capable of taking care of myself. Decades-long friendships has taught me how to grow alongside people as they change.
My biggest mistake or regret so far and what I’ve learned from it
FOMO isn't worth it. I spent too much time focused on having more people "like" me when in fact I should have spent that time investing in those who care.
An unexpected event that significantly changed my life and how it impacted me
In high school, my parents divorced. I learned how to seek help to get over the pain, and learned how to forgive after many years of anger.
My favorite spot in or around Palo Alto