Growing up in a working-class family, Ethan strongly believes in the idea of ‘hard work equals success.’ Menlo College sets a stage for Ethan to network with fascinating people from all across Silicon Valley, which opens doors for countless of opportunities. Ethan is leading a team of some of the most committed and passionate students from Menlo College to organize the 2018 Silicon Valley Startup Weekend, which will take place on Menlo College campus in the first weekend of April 2018. He is also working as a peer-tutor. Although he is not quite a polymath, his knowledge in many subject areas--including mathematics, academic writing, business law, world’s history, front-end development, and graphic design--enables him to be part of the force that ensures the academic success for all of his peers at Menlo College. Lastly, Ethan also makes the time to work on his startups, conduct an independent academic research, and play in a team sport.