And the UC Berkeley Oski Leadership Award goes to….

Tu Tran, Executive Vice President 2009-2010 (my predecessor!!)!!!

Presenting the award with UC Berkeley Senator Chris Franco

Posing with my co-presenter

Giving my speech on why Tu Tran, my predecessor, is the most deserving person for this award

With the UC Berkeley Dean of Students (left) and Tu Tran

With the inspiring and hard working winner, Tu Tran!

2010 Berkeley Business Plan Competition: Semi-Finalists!

The Berkeley Business Plan competition is open to people of all ages and backgrounds across the world! Our team, GentleMed, was 1 of 40 teams ranging from Univ. of San Francisco doctors to MBA students to researchers from Russia to make it to the semi-finals!

Here is the event packet with all the team’s information:

A screenshot of the packet with all the team's info. GentleMed is our team!

Our team! From left: Eugene Lee (Johns Hopkins), Mary Katherine O'Grady (Johns Hopkins), Nanxi Liu (UC Berkeley), Ian Lee (Johns Hopkins)








Highlight of the Year: Getting Elected the Executive VP of UC Berkeley’s Student Government

The journey has been long, brutal, emotional, and challenging. Thank you to my two unbelievably dedicated campaign managers, Hedy Chen and Samantha Belardi. Thank you all my phenomenal campaign staff of 103 friends. Thank you to Student Action. Thank you to everyone who was there to mentor, guide, and support us! I look forward to serving the 2010-2011 term with President-elect Noah Stern!

Waiting for the results! Holding hands with my campaign manager Hedy Chen

After campaigning from 6am-midnight for almost an entire semester, the hard work finally paid off

Finding out the results!

TEDx Berkeley Piano Performance

It was an absolute honor to be invited to perform piano at the TEDx Berkeley event! Thank you Jessica Mah and her team for organizing such an incredible conference.

My biography that was shown on the TEDx website and event program book.

Outside the TEDx Berkeley auditorium.

The packed auditorium! What a great turn out!

Me performing piano! This is a very cool angle and photograph-fantastic job on the part of the photographer!

My friend took this photo of an audience member who was sketching a portrait of me while I was performing on stage!

Apparently, there is a video of my piano performance at TEDx Berkeley floating around YouTube haha

What are the TED conferences?

TED (Technology Entertainment and Design) is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, formed to disseminate “ideas worth spreading.”

TED was founded in 1984 as a one-off event, and the conference was held annually from 1990 in Monterey, California. TED’s early emphasis was largely technology and design, consistent with a Silicon Valley center of gravity. The events are now held in Long Beach and Palm Springs in the U.S. as well as in Europe and Asia, offering live streaming of the talks. They address an increasingly wide range of topics within the research and practice of science and culture. The speakers are given a maximum of 18 minutes to present their ideas in the most innovative and engaging ways they can. Past presenters include Bill Clinton, Jane Goodall, Malcolm Gladwell, Al Gore, Gordon Brown, Richard Dawkins, Bill Gates, educator Salman Khan, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and many Nobel Prize winners.