Thanks

  • Tim Ferriss – teaching me to dream big, appreciate what I have, and create what I don’t
  • Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger – living modestly and helping others
  • Derek Sivers – being humble and genuine
  • Ellen Degeneres – spreading kind humor, dance,and compassion
  • Tony Hsieh – sharing his journey in “Delivering Happiness”
  • Jeff Bezos – giving an A-Z of a long-term perspective
  • Ramit Sethi – teaching money management
  • Randy Pausch – defining the positives of brick walls
  • Dan Graham – giving a college student a chance to learn from the best. creating an empowering company that gives back to its employees, its customers, and its community.
  • Megan Edgeller and Jerry Sun – teaching me the ropes of marketing and showing me how to being amazing UT Austin alumni
  • Shana Russell – cheering me on with the spirit of a thousand cheerleaders
  • Donna Crewe and Cody Hamilton– counseling me on how to lead, listen, and care. encouraging a team to experiment, make mistakes, have fun, and support peers.
  • Chrisanne Roseleip – mathematically, teaching me what a lifelong learner is and helping me appreciate math
  • Robert Bruce – economically, teaching me to leave the world a better place than I entered it.
  • Candace Aiani – bookishly, guiding me on improving girls’ education
  • Dr. Richard Hartzell – expanding our knowledge on books, critical thinking, and communication
  • Patricia Jones – proving the pen is mightier than the sword, and instilling the class with a sense of wonder
  • Gene Magill – coaching me to dribble towards what I’m passionate about
  • Caroline Hsu – teaching me to learn, enjoy, and appreciate new languages.
  • Glenn Wolfe – introducing to me to the beauty of film and helping me get started on creating my own shorts
  • Sam Siner – teaching me the meaning of mentoring, ideas in psychology, and sharing his love of music
  • Dr. Betsy Berry – helping me chase world-record dreams
  • Professor John Mckiernan-Gonzalez – teaching me the history of various cultures
  • Sensei Louie Cardasis, Sensei Glenn Macias, and Peter Hoang – teaching me how to break a fall and flip people over
  • Hayden Tang – stringing together how to systematically learn the bass guitar. making it the first time I learned an instrument and worked hard to perfect an art.
  • Dustin Carlino – treating life like an adventure. encouraging me to work on programming projects
  • Liz Dominguez – helping me achieve my life-long goal of learning how to use my eyes and ears to understand people
  • Grace Shiau – being the wise owl and saving my life thousands of times
  • Brother – challenging me to be better, changing my life with books, and teaching me how to learn.
  • Mom – loving me unconditionally and always being there to listen
  • Dad – showing me the meaning of hard work and introducing me to computers