Born and raised in the Silicon Valley, I grew up in the heart of technological innovation with engineering running through my blood. At the end of my high school experience, I chose to become an engineer because my father, an engineer by training, pointed out that, “No matter what you choose to do in the future, you will need to solve problems. By becoming an engineer, you will be taught the tools you need to efficiently, effectively, and accurately analyze and solve problems.” Using this backdrop at the start of my career, I set out to learn how to solve problems. I first learned to solve problems as a Computer Engineering major from UC Santa Barbara where I worked as an undergraduate researcher in the Optical Communications and Photonic Networking group and eventually graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree (BS CE). Having caught the education bug, I then attended Stanford University, where I graduated with two Master's Degrees (MS EE and MS MS&E).
Following my academic pursuits, I worked at Silver Spring Networks (SSN), where I had the pleasure of being a colleague of both Yin (Founder of QZMS) and Dalton (former board member of QZMS). At SSN, I originally worked as a Hardware Test Engineer, which required me to stress test our company’s hardware products and find/fix many of the flaws in our design. After doing this for a couple of years, I switched over to the Hardware Design group, where I tried to design better versions of our hardware circuit boards using the many lessons I learned from my testing experience. I eventually left SSN to go back to Stanford University, but this time to work in a Bioengineering research lab, where we work to design a chip that is inspired by the human brain! Working in the Neuroengineering/Neuromorphic field has helped me hone in my engineering abilities while also exposing me to many other fields like, Statistics, Advanced Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics, and Material Sciences. After almost 7 years working the Neuromorphic space and learning how to ask great questions and understand engineering and physics principles with great fluency, I pivoted my career direction to be more business and customer focused by becoming a Sales Engineer at Strivr, where we empower enterprise employees through immersive learning. After a little more than a year at Strivr, I chose to leverage my technical background and newly-found business acumen to start my own start-up with the hopes of revolutionizing and democratizing the bio-diagnostic space.
As the old adage goes, "It takes a village to raise a child". My motivation to give back to our global village is inspired by the recognition that I can and should help foster our future. Through the Qian Zheng Memorial Scholarship organization I have the privilege and opportunity to donate my time to, hopefully, help and encourage our scholars succeed. In past lives, I spent some time guiding future generations as a South Asian dance instructor, a public speaking coach/teacher, and a tutor for middle and high-school students.
In my free time, you can find me playing any of many sports with my twin brother and many friends. I especially enjoy volleyball, ultimate frisbee, and soccer. I also love attending Stanford athletic events, (especially football, soccer, and volleyball) and watching many diverse musical concerts that remind that music in any culture spreads joy and transcends boundaries.