Leon truly believes that data science will be foundational for every aspect of life from now and into the future. He graduated from the inaugural class of NYU-Shanghai, the first Sino-US institute of its kind, with classmates from over 50 different countries. He then studied in the USA, Spain, and eventually Saudi Arabia for his Master's degree in Statistics. With grit, expansive vision, attention to detail and mental aptitude, his drive at Ekohe is deeply reflected in his parallel passion for basketball. The drive, fearlessness and value for collaboration he's learned from being forged by fire on the courts in his hometown Chanzhou continue to help him in all aspects of his life today.