University of California, Santa Barbara

Hometown: Shanghai, China


In his own words:

“My favorite memories of MPA are the Project Week trips for my sophomore and senior years. I went to Yellowstone National Park and was able to see the spectacular landscapes, and this year, the Hawaii trip left a great impression. I’ll never forget my times at MPA.”

From his teachers:

“I can say William is an iron hand in a velvet glove. He is reserved and humble, but also courageous to stand up to challenges. He is not opinionated, but does not hesitate to advocate for himself to find more opportunities. He has been challenging himself on the Academic Challenge team for the past two years and finally became a medalist in biology at regionals and physics at sectionals this year. Hardworking and always willing to seek self-improvement, his remarkable academic record indicates his ambition in education. In my AP Statistics class, he is not only a quick and independent learner but also someone who can cope with challenges with utmost ease. His intelligence, diligence, and commitment to excellence make him an outstanding student.”
— Ms. Yoon

From his classmates:

“A fitness expert, always persistent in what he is doing.”
— Zixuan (Ethan)

“William has an incredible work ethic both in school and at the gym. His dedication is noticeable through his limitless wisdom and the progression of his physique.”
— Tim