I was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Chicago, where my dad owns and operates an advertising/printing company. Here, I spent most of my childhood around stacks of beautiful papers, tubs of colored inks, and the unmistakable chugging sound of old-school printing machines. Inspired by this environment, I had the drive to pursue all things “hands-on”. During high school, I interned at Yollocalli in Pilsen, where I received my first taste of how impactful art education can be. GCE provides the ideal environment for Arts to serve as an inspirational tool for students. The interconnectedness and fluidity of GCE allows for Arts to be easily integrated with science, history, self-discovery, and social issues affecting young people and the world
GCE provides the ideal environment for Arts to serve as an inspirational tool for students to create a revolution. The model of the school allows for real-life connections to be made through Arts — as a bridge to create connections between the students’ other courses. The interconnectedness and fluidity of GCE allows for Arts to be easily integrated with science, history, self-discovery, and social issues affecting youth. In the life of GCE, Arts have been used to create installations immersing the audience in the students’ Discovery of the Self, a shadow puppet show production reflecting lessons from other courses, a series of books filled with original photographs of molds (that we created) and poetry mimicking the process of developing Organizational Systems and Models… to name just a few.