“If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants,” Sir Isaac Newton. Kyle describes his life and his accomplishments in the same manner. He is a first-generation American, the son of Vietnamese refugees and is first-generation, college bound. At the age of 15, he began to contribute financially to his family to ease the burden placed on his parents with two children already in college.
In high school, Kyle’s passion for environmentalism and energy equality led him to found an effective recycling program. He also learned coding online, dual-enrolled at another high school in order to take Advanced Placement classes, assisted in founding his school’s Science Olympiad program, and was the vice president of a service-oriented club. Kyle graduates Valedictorian with a 4.0 un-weighted GPA and will be majoring in energy resource engineering at Yale University.