Hey there! My name is Erik (‘20), and my favorite phrase is “Adventure is out there!” from the greatest movie of 2009, Up. This quote captures some of the aspects I love most: adventure, possibility, and enthusiasm. Growing up in Phoenix, Arizona (ask me about our beautiful sunsets) in an under-resourced high school raised by two Vietnamese immigrants, I had never known what was around the corner. Yet, everyday I came in with an enthusiastic, ready-to-learn, and positive outlook. I didn’t know it at the time, but I was living my life by “Adventure is out there!” This is what I believe has gotten me to where I am today: an electrical engineering major with the hopes of one day playing with renewable energy. Outside of academics, I love challenging myself to learn new things! Despite not ever cheering before, I’m on the Varsity Stanford Cheer team! I also found myself coaching gymnastics for the Stanford Youth Club team. Disclaimer: prior to my first day of work, I’ve never step foot in a gymnastics gym before (*shrugs*). Fun Fact: During my freshman winter, I got stranded in Kansas the week before finals week, because the plane I was supposed to be one was broken. We ended up doing extreme yoga at the airport! Anyways, I’m absolutely stoked to be a preceptor and to welcome you to the Stanford family!