Future of Sustainability
Calvin Zhou is a high school student passionate about economics, finance, business, and computer science, hoping to pursue a career in the intersection of these fields. He loves to design and develop solutions to problems, no matter big or small.
His drive to tackle problems led him to explore entrepreneurship, particularly in the realm of environmental justice. In the last year, he developed a system to monitor emissions and trade carbon credits, with a focus on ensuring equitable solutions that don't marginalize disadvantaged communities. Feedback from industry experts and professors has propelled his efforts to scale up the product.
Calvin finds inspiration in Thomas Edison's quote, "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." The resilience he gained from facing repeated failures in his projects motivates him to keep pushing forward.
He is currently active in student government and oversees clubs on campus as the Community Link head. He has qualified at speech and debate national tournaments over the years, won national awards in FBLA, placed top honors at regional science fairs, and also serves as the captain of the varsity badminton team. In his free time, he enjoys biking, working out, and binging shows.
Calvin's future plans encompass pursuing his passions at university and expanding his network. His aim is to leverage his skills to continue problem-solving and promote sustainable interactions on a global scale.