Before my acedemic life, I minored in fashion design in college and used to work as a part-time fashion model. I won Bronze Medal in the Vidal Sassoon International Model Contest in 2003, Shanghai. I am an enthusiastic fan of the New York Fashion Week. Here are a few photos that I took at the festival with my friends and the super models (Note that I am 5'8 tall, but still short... :) NYCFashionWeek2011   NYCFashionWeek2011.2   NYCFashionWeek2009

My great-grandfather was a famous doctor in China in early last century specializing in traditional Chinese medicine. He founded the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which becomes the largest university of traditional Chinese Medicine in China today. I have a high bar to live up to in a life for education less ordinary.