Intuitive, Diligent, Ambitious
"If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress."
- Barack Obama
Having participated in the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute since 7th grade, John is very passionate about science. He has taken AP and Honors Classes in Biology and Chemistry, in addition to taking a course on the biochemistry behind medicine at Columbia University, and as an intern at a local Orthodontist Office, he assists the Orthodontists and Nurses in producing 3D models for patients Invisalign and retainers.
In terms of academics, John has taken a total of 10 AP Classes with 5 of them in his Senior year of high school. He has received 2 perfect scores on his SAT Subject Tests for Math 2 and Biology Ecological, while also diligently working to obtain 1520 on his SAT; a 470 point improvement from the very first time he took the exam in 8th Grade. In the future, John plans to major in Biochemistry and aspires to become a Psychiatrist.
Aside from his academic achievements, John has been very involved in his community by volunteering at Second Harvest, where he assisted in distributing food to those in poverty and helped organize produce in the organization's warehouse. He also works as an assistant ESL teacher at a local church, where he helps new US citizens learn the basics of English.
In his free time, he enjoyed participating in a wide variety of sports, including competitive swimming and his high school's badminton team.
Calculus AB, 2019
Awarded recognition from Santa Clara high School Math Department. Nominated by Calculus AB teacher.
Synopsys Science Fair, 2015
Designed a concept which gathered condensed water efficiently and effectively, providing a method to conserve money.