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Positive, Determined, Optimistic

"Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard"

- Kevin Durant

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Now in his sixth year with the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (SLI), Nicholas has developed determination, indefatigable optimism, and a love for interacting with others. A few highlights of his time with SLI include an ExploraVision research project, in which he compared and contrasted Bay Area education systems with foreign ones; and an architectural tower that his team built for the San Jose Tech Museum's tech challenge. 


In his free time, Nicholas enjoys playing sports and hanging out with friends. He has found that these activities allow him to get out of his head and live in the moment; skills that he highly values, especially when trying to find a healthy work-life balance. Although he has faced various challenges and unique circumstances during this time in SLI, he is truly thankful for the program and deeply believes that it has helped in grow in both his technical and soft skills.

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