My name is Kevin Miao. I was born and raised in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. 🇳🇱 When I was younger my first-generation parents, who did not attend college, would always be working in our restaurant, as my grandparents raised me. This upbringing together with the complete different environment at school have heavily influenced my view of the world as well as multi-faceted. In high school, I was extremely interested in biology and medicine. However, even after gaining admission to dutch medical school, I decided to go to UC Berkeley to pursue medical school which I exchanged for machine learning.
When I am not working, you can find me reading about planes ✈️, exploring new restaurants/cafes 🍽☕️, wandering the streets of San Francisco 🌉 or working out 🏋️♂️ such as weightlifting, cycling and yoga. But, nothing beats being out on the water rowing or coxing a boat, which I happily did in college as part of California Lightweight Rowing. I also enjoy cooking and baking 👨🍳, taking photographs 📸, discuss politics/philosophy 🎙, reading books 📚 and listening to podcasts.
Below here, I share some resources that I have found extremely fun, engaging, interesting or relaxing. Especially, amidst the politically volatile times, the pandemic and the ever increasing focus on producing over mental health, I find it important to put aside time (and encourage you to do so too) to enjoy things that truly make me happy, give me purpose and understand the chaos around me better. 😄
- In the Shadows by Walt Odets
- The End of Eddy by Edouard Louis
- The Curse of Bigness by Tim Wu
- Mens/Onmens by Bas Heijne
- Bananengeneratie by Pete Wu
- Mark Rutte by Petra de Koning
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