Hard-working, Creative, Diligent

"Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do."

- Bruce Lee



Having participated in the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (SLI) since 7th grade, Brandon has competed in First Lego League (FLL), First Tech Challenge (FTC), and Maker Faire. In addition to his time in SLI, he is learning Java at school through AP Computer Science A and learning JavaScript on his own. Outside of school, he works at Cocohodo, a local Korean coffee shop, where he has become very skilled at his job, mastering the dynamics of working in food service. In his free time, Brandon likes to watch anime, play badminton, play video games, and participate in the Bintang Milpitas team.

D-flight Men's Singles Consolation Winner

SJSU Spring Smash-off 2019

Played in SJSU Spring Smash-off in 2019, which is a badminton tournament

Video Game for the Blind

Synopsys Science Fair, 2015

A video game that blind people could play using the other 4 senses. 2nd Place Award.


Cocohodo, 2018-Present

Baking walnut pastries and creating drinks for customers


The 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (49ers SLI) provides multi-year, year-round academic support, STEM enrichment, skills training, and leadership opportunities to students in middle and high school. Students, who are with the program for six years from 7th through 12th grade, commit annually to 300+ hours of program learning time in addition to their typical school hours. By cultivating student mastery in STEM subjects and in key skill areas, the program prepares students for college and empowers them to pursue their passions; so that they may become the well-rounded leaders of the future. The 49ers STEM Leadership Institute is made possible by the strong partnership between Silicon Valley Education Foundation, 49ers Foundation, Chevron, and the Santa Clara Unified School District.

Special Thanks To...

49ers SLI students Danielle B, Stephanie K, & Jennifer L for designing and building this website.

49ers SLI students Iris C, Sriya S, & Lauren L for editing photos for this website

Photographers Thomas Hayes, Barry Fiedler, & Karen Lee Thompson for taking headshots of 49ers SLI seniors

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