I graduated from Stanford University in 2013 with dual Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering and Architectural Design, and in 2015 with a Master’s in Structural Engineering. I was project manager of Stanford’s first-ever entry to the U.S. DOE’s 2013 Solar Decathlon. I’m Executive Director of City Systems, a nonprofit consultancy, and program manager / lecturer at Stanford’s Future Bay Initiative. Previously, I taught architecture at The Nueva School and worked on urban design under the name Cloud Arch Studio. I grew up in Arcadia (SoCal) but currently live in downtown San Francisco.

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Best albums, films, and books of the last few years:


1Trace Mountains – Lost in the CountryAmerican Football – American Football (LP3)Say Sue Me – When We Were TogetherBig Thief – CapacityBon Iver – 22, A Million
2Phoebe Bridgers – PunisherThe National – I Am Easy to FindThe 1975 – A Brief Inquiry Into Online RelationshipsThe National – Sleep Well BeastFrank Ocean – Blonde
3Bonny Light Horseman – Bonny Light HorsemanCaroline Polachek – PangBig Red Machine – Big Red MachineThe War on Drugs – A Deeper UnderstandingWhitney – A Light Upon the Lake
4The 1975 – Notes on a Conditional FormFruit Bats – Gold Past LifeLuluc – SculptorKendrick Lamar – DAMN.Lambchop – FLOTUS
5TORRES – Silver TongueBig Thief – U.F.O.F.The Tallest Man On Earth – When The Bird Sees The Solid GroundRostam – Half-LightBlood Orange – Freetown Sound
6Eve Owen – Don’t Let the Ink DryClairo – ImmunityKIDS SEE GHOSTS – KIDS SEE GHOSTSJens Lekman – Life Will See You NowKanye West – The Life of Pablo
7Whitney – CandidWeyes Blood – Titanic RisingRhye – BloodSZA – CtrlHamilton Leithauser + Rostam – I Had a Dream That You Were Mine
8Bombay Bicycle Club – Everything Else Has Gone WrongHand Habits – placeholderTrace Mountains – A Partner To Lean OnReal Estate – In MindSolange – A Seat At the Table
9The Weeknd – After HoursStella Donnelly – Beware of the DogsYo La Tengo – There’s A Riot Going OnMac DeMarco – This Old DogDrake – Views
10Kevin Krauter – Full HandBayonne – Drastic MeasuresJanelle Monae – Dirty ComputerFleet Foxes – Crack-UpJames Blake – The Colour in Anything


1Blow the Man DownParasiteYou Were Never Really HereGet OutMoonlight
2Palm SpringsPortrait of a Lady on FireHereditaryRawGreen Room
3EmaKnives OutA Quiet PlaceThe Florida ProjectThe Handmaiden
4Da 5 Bloods1917First ReformedDunkirkEverybody Wants Some!!
5Emma.Uncut GemsInto the Spider-verseCall Me By Your NameArrival
6Crip CampMarriage StoryCold WarWind RiverLa La Land
7Onward Little WomenDeath of StalinDetroitManchester By the Sea
8The Invisible ManPeanut Butter FalconFirst ManLady BirdSing Street
9The Vast of NightClimaxThe FavouriteGood TimeHell or High Water
10Family Romance, LLC Avengers: EndgameAvengers: Infinity WarMolly’s GameHunt for the Wilderpeople


1The End of Eternity by Issac Asimov (1955)Fleishman Is In Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-AknerBall Lightning by Cixin Liu (2004)The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu (2008)Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (1996)
2The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (1989)Exhalation by Ted ChiangLess by Andrew Sean Greer (2017)Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss (2017)Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer
3Apeirogon by Colum McCannHarry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky (2015)The Overstory by Richard PowersEvicted by Matthew Desmond (2016)Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (1862)
4The Plague by Albert Camus (1947)An American Summer by Alex KotlowitzEnlightenment Now: The Case For Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven PinkerThe Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (2015)A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson (2015)
5Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer (2014)The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-WellsThe Book of Why by Judea PearlReasons and Persons by Derek Parfit (1984)1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (2009)
6Golden Gates by Conor DoughertyKnow My Name by Chanel MillerInadequate Equilibria: Where and How Civilizations Get Stuck by Eliezer YudkowskyDeath’s End by Cixin Liu (2010)The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson (2012)
7Know Your Price by Andre PerryBad Blood by John Carreyrou (2018)Killing Commendatore by Haruki MurakamiCommonwealth by Ann Patchett (2016)Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Fortune in China by Evan Osnos (2014)
8The Meritocracy Trap by Daniel Markovits (2019)Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (2017)The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin (1969)Systems of Survival by Jane Jacobs (1992)The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker (2010)
9Self-Portrait in Black and White by Thomas Chatterton Williams (2019)There There by Tommy Orange (2018)The Wizard and the Prophet by Charles C. MannThe Expanding Circle by Peter Singer (1981)The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (2014)
10The Madness of Crowds by Douglas Murray (2019)Because Internet by Gretchen McCullochThe Captured Economy by Brink Lindsey & Steven M. TelesWhen Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (2016)The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins (2006)