We Did It!

Me and my papa at commencement! Graduating from MIT was bittersweet. To be honest, I was kind of expecting myself to cry. I cried like a baby during my high school graduation, so why would graduating from MIT be any different? I guess the difference was that I wasn’t totally mentally ready to leave high school when I left...

Perfect Pitch: Designing Games for Educational Purposes

I’ve always been really interested in education, but especially so since my sister was born. Suddenly, understanding how child development worked and observing her learning patterns and what she responded to became so important to me, which then developed into wanting to learn more about education and helping children everywhere succeed regardless of circumstances. Children are our future. Considering...

On Drawing and Mental Health

I have been a painter and an artist my entire life. Okay, maybe when I was like four, I couldn’t really call myself an artist, although my mom is very adamant that my drawing level was much higher than an average four year old. Something about being able to draw more than just stick figures and smiley faces on...

On Homesickness

I moved away from home – at the time, that was China – to go to boarding school in Connecticut when I was 13. I have lived away from home for the bulk of every year ever since. I am very familiar with being homesick, and you’d think that having lived away from home for 7 years and running...

Enough

Since the last time I blogged, a lot of things have happened. I went home for spring break and cuddled my baby sister. I finally sucked up my pride and went to MIT Mental Health. I stopped eating for a while and survived pretty much solely on nutrition drinks and occasionally mac and cheese from a box. I gained...