“The best piece of advice I was ever given was to simply have fun.” I found myself having a more fulfilling life by taking things less seriously. – Meet Beedie Luminary, Andy Luo.
What program will you be taking in post-secondary and why does it interest you?
I will be attending UBC, studying engineering for my bachelor’s degree. I am really interested in engineering not because of the sophisticated math and technology, but the innovative approaches to solving hard problems. I especially enjoy how versatile the discipline is.
Tell us a little bit about your background (growing up, going to school, extra-curricular activities, etc.).
I grew up on the east-side of Vancouver, living with my siblings, parents, grandparents, and cousins. I went to Sir Winston Churchill and Gladstone for high school and found myself very involved with the volleyball, mathematics, and science communities at these schools.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was a kid, I wanted to go into architecture. I really loved how perfect, detailed, and aesthetic drafting an idea was.
What was your senior quote in high school?
“High school is a party, and I’m the piñata.” This was directly copied from a website of funny senior quotations.
What are you looking forward to in your freshman year?
I am really looking forward to joining an engineering design team and hopefully getting more experience in the engineering discipline! I hope to join either a software development team or some sort of avionics team to launch rockets into space.
Who would you have dinner with if you could have it with any person, living or dead?
I would love to have dinner with Elon Musk. I love his cars, they are so nice.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
The best piece of advice I was ever given was to simply have fun. I found myself having a more fulfilling life by taking things less seriously.
What was the last book you read?
The last novel I read was Chronicle of a Death Foretold for my literature class.
What would people be surprised to find out about you?
People are usually surprised about why I stopped playing piano. I played when I was in grade one to grade four but stopped because my piano teacher wanted to become a cop.Back To Top