Growing up in Boston’s public school system where at times he was the only Asian American in the classroom, Kevin was aware of his “otherness” early on. He struggled to understand his sexuality throughout his adolescence and instead focused his attention on his schoolwork. He studied economics at Harvard, where he was among the minority of undergrads who were first-generation low-income students. From his classes, Kevin developed an interest in the business world and was particularly drawn to the idea of effecting change through innovation and entrepreneurship.
Kevin wanted to spend the initial years of his career sharpening his business acumen in developmental environments, so he joined Citigroup as an investment banking analyst. Kevin continued to grapple with his sexuality after graduation, and it wasn’t until he joined Boston Consulting Group (BCG) that he found a robust LGBTQ community that helped him embrace his identity. He went on to lead the Pride@BCG network in his local office and invested his time in supporting other minority communities outside of work.
After four years in finance and consulting, Kevin finally decided to pursue his interest in entrepreneurship at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. His experiences as a gay first-gen Asian American have played a significant role in shaping his perspectives and he aims to center his work on the themes of inclusivity and celebrating diversity. Looking ahead, Kevin is excited to seek out opportunities to make a positive impact on the LGBTQ community and on marginalized communities more broadly.