I believe in family, honor, integrity, service, and the American Dream.
I learned those values from my parents, who sought a better life for us here in the States.
I was born in China. My father is a Clinical and Research Assistant and Professor of Anatomy and Physiology, and my mother was a baker and a home maker.
I moved to the US in 1997, and graduated in the top of my class from MLK, Jr. High School in Nashville, TN. After high school, I earned my degree in Biochemistry from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
After college, I was honored to serve our country in the US Army in two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, and received several decorations. I was most proud to wear my US Army fatigues when I became a US citizen in 2012. Since my honorable discharge in 2014, I have called the Upstate my home. I have invested my passion for people and hard-earned savings into start-ups, real estate, and entrepreneurial projects across our community.
The Army taught me a sense of duty, skills of discipline, and an eye for mission oriented planning. The people of Greenville have taught me kindness and compassion.
I would not be where I am today if it were not for the investment of time from my mentors. Therefore, it is incumbent upon me to give back to the community that has given so much to me.
SERVE. BUILD. LEAD.
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese
University of North Carolina
Operation New Dawn
Operation Enduring Freedom
The Founder Institute
Investor and Member
Walk the Night
Homeless Period Project
Upstate Warrior Solutions
Mental Health America of Greenville County
Mentor, Monaview Elementary