I am a 18-year-old student at the University of Waterloo. I'm super passionate about parkour, stock investing, computers, writing, and autism advocacy. Oh, yeah, and that's me waving to you mid-backflip.
I started investing in the stock market since I was 11 to pay for a new computer. I beat the market with consistent growth of 30%-50% year over year, tenfolding my portfolio since I started in 2015. My enthusiasm for technology helps me make the right choices of technology stocks in my portfolio.
I am the founding member and ex-moderator of the r/GME subreddit which is one of the most active subreddits on the entirety of Reddit. After that, I took up a new position as a moderator at r/DDintoGME, a subreddit that focuses on research. My job is to verify due diligence and expose corruption in the financial markets.
I self-learned parkour in Grade 9 and became really passionate about it. My favorite moves include front flips, backflips, and numerous different vaults and climbing techniques. I began to learn to coach parkour last year and began teaching it at school in my newly started Parkour Club.
Inspired by Batman, I spend some of my free time designing and building technology such as mechanically retractable grappling hooks that can pull my own body weight to scale buildings.
As someone with Asperger's Syndrome, I made it my mission to remove the stigma against people with autism and increase their acceptance from neurotypical individuals.
I had a newfound interest in personal computers after I built two in Grade 8. After that, I still closely monitor all CPU and component launches and create computer builds using the best hardware configurations.
I founded the Parkour Club at my school in September 2019. It was quite a journey as I spent more than half a year preparing for this club, such as writing a 30-page club proposal, recruiting executives, creating marketing materials, printing club T-shirts, and lastly and the most difficult task was finding a teacher supervisor. I position this club as a non-competitive sports club open to everyone.
Over the course of 3 years, I've built multiple desktop computers for myself and others. My first computer used an Intel Core i5-6600 and a GTX 1050 Ti (That was before I was an informed computer builder). I built my second rig (which I still use to this day) with a Ryzen 7 1700 and GTX 1080 Ti. I also configured my grandpa's Intel Hades Canyon NUC (which is small enough for traveling at only 1.3L) and installed the RAM and SSD.
I have always felt the need to advocate for people with Autism. Inspired by a social justice assignment in Grade 7, I decided to start an Autism Awareness Assembly at my school. I was able to convince my principal to hold this assembly in the Autism Awareness month where I made a speech to talk about my experiences with autism.
To follow up with the Autism Awareness Assembly, I requested funding from the school's parent council to erect a buddy bench in our schoolyard. The goal of the bench is for students to go there if they’d like someone to play with during recess.
Using the cheapest mechanical winch I could find on Amazon and a massive 36-pound 12 volt battery I got at Costco, I built my first proof-of-concept grappling hook winch that could lift me a few feet off the ground.
Foregoing a mechanical winch for a more DIY solution, I constructed a second ascension mechanism that was not only lighter and faster but also much more compact, allowing for limited practical use.
I've helped many of my friends, particularly those on the Autism Spectrum, face their fears and build necessary skills that were never taught to them previously.
If you are looking for a new phone, ask me for suggestions. If you want to build a new PC, I'm your man. I'm the opinion leader in tech at school.
Skiing, Biking, Cross Country, High Rope Courses, Bouldering, Parkour, Urban Climbing, Freerunning, Hiking, Camping, and more.
I've been reading tons of self-improvement books to constantly grow and improve every day. I am always looking to improve myself and I am eager to learn.
I've been obsessed with personality types and the process of predicting and analyzing how people act. I like guessing people's personality types based on their visible cognitive functions.
I find quantum mechanics extremely interesting, whether it be for quantum computing or alternate universes. I've written a few articles on it, check it out in the articles section.
I enjoy writing in my spare time. My goal is to become a published author and to write stories that can help neurotypical individuals get a better understanding of the struggles of someone with autism.
Growing up, I've loved reading comic books because of their action-packed and colorful art style. I especially enjoyed reading Detective Comics and large crossover events such as Doomsday Clock.
When I want to blow off some steam, I like to relax by playing games such as modded Minecraft and Factorio. I enjoy any game with an automation and engineering aspect to it as it presents an intellectual challenge.
In September 2019, I had the opportunity to attend Toronto's largest tech conference - Elevate! It was an epic 4-day event with famous people such as Michelle Obama and Chris Hadfield. I learned so much about networking and connected with many attendees.
Berkeley HAAS’s Summer Business and Critical Thinking Program in Berkeley, California, offers business courses that are taught by professors at Berkeley and speakers from real-world companies. I also got to meet with people from all over the world and create lifelong friendships.
In 2017, I was a Gold Medalist and Innovation Award Winner in the York Region Science & Technology Fair which progressed me to an all expenses paid trip to the Canada Wide Science Fair in Regina, Saskatchewan.