“the plan is to MOVE:
just keep moving.”
born in luoyang, raised in seattle, and currently based between boston and new york, i am a crypto growth operator and creative excited about building innovative growth strategies for ventures in the consumer crypto space. in my free time, you can find me diving deep into the web3 world, exploring new coffee shops, creating moodboards, and reading any travel literature that i can get my hands on.
here, i share with the internet my digital home—a few of the places i've had the privilege of visiting thus far in addition to a curation of designs, articles, and aesthetics that inspire me.
take a look around. if you see anything that catches your eye—a shared passion, an unexplored idea, or an opportunity for collaboration / partnership—please feel free to reach out to me here.
china︎ luoyang / zhengzhou / wuhan / beijing / shenzhen / guangzhou / shanghai
hong kong ︎
usa ︎seattle / san juan isl / portland / boise / sf / oakland / la / hanover / woodstock / providence /
boston / cape cod / martha’s vineyard / new haven / new york / upstate / pittsburgh / philly / dc / arlington / charleston
canada ︎ vancouver
spain ︎ madrid
france ︎ paris / bordeaux
uk ︎ oxford
poland ︎ kraków
greece ︎ athens / mykonos / ioannina
morocco ︎ rabat / imlil / jebel toubkal / marrakech / fes / meknes / casablanca / essaouira / chefchaouen / agadir / tangier / asilah
palestine ︎ jerusalem / bi’r as-sab’a / tabariyyā / al-jalīl / siderot / al-bahr al-mayyit / tal abib-yāfā
syria ︎ hadhbatu al-jawlān
kingdom of saudi arabia ︎jeddah / al-bahr al-ahmar / diriyah / thuwal / dammam / al-‘ula / turaif/ riyadh
egypt ︎ cairo / al-iskandariya / sharm el-sheikh / luxor
uae ︎ dubai / abu dhabi / ras al-khaimah
lebanon ︎ beirut
jordan ︎ amman
mexico ︎ mexico city
argentina ︎ buenos aires
uruguay ︎ montevideo
as a crypto growth operator, i am passionate about leveraging crypto and blockchain to build a more socioeconomically equitable world, in particular by using blockchain to generate robust economic value for people of color and other marginalized individuals and onboarding more people into crypto in the process.
presently, i am head of growth at iyk, a new venture in the consumer crypto space bridging the digital and physical worlds. previously, i worked in operations + strategy at the digital currency group, in strategy consulting as part of deloitte’s public sector division, and in social impact at numerous startups + nonprofits spanning sf, new york, shanghai, lima, and more.
/ crypto + web3 rabbithole
boys’ club crypto ✿ fwb ✿ pactdao ✿ web3baddies ✿
crypto college ✿ kernel block 5 @ gitcoin ✿ “listen to the crypto converts”, quartz (2021)
/ formal education
dartmouth college / bachelor of arts, middle eastern studies & economics
stanford university / fellowship, the american-middle eastern network for dialogue @ stanford (amends)
english — native
mandarin chinese — beginner intermediate
modern standard arabic — beginner intermediate
/ random facts ︎
i once won a company-wide hula hoop contest!
i studied chinese modern + ethnic dance for 15 years and have also studied ballet, jazz, modern, bachata, salsa, and independent choreo on the side.
in no particular order, some of my all-time favorite coffee shops + cafes include 咖啡地带
(shanghai), egg (shanghai), slipstream coffee (dc), la marzocco (seattle), le paris dakar (brooklyn), four barrel coffee (sf), and bar docamar (madrid).
my current obsessions: a curation of ideas, ventures, words to live by, and
movers-and-shakers building beautiful worlds and new futures