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Hi I'm Anson!

Welcome to my humble abode. Scroll to see my work :)

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About Me



I’m a student, activist, and quite possibly one of the biggest extroverts you know.

Currently studying Systems Design Engineering @ UWaterloo with a focus on economics and society. When I’m not knee deep in non-fiction, you can find me making short films or beekeeping! I can also be found participating in film festivals, feverishly spreadsheeting for event planning purposes, or learning a new programming language off of YouTube. Feel free to reach out about accessible design, agricultural tech, or anything at all via ansonyu24@gmail.com :)


What I've been up to...

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Designing a tool for digital health

  • User Research
  • Prototyping
  • Product Thinking

reflect is a digitally mindful chrome and firefox extension that encourages users to reflect on their relationship with technology.

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Prototyping a gamified app for encouraging physical activity

  • Prototyping
  • Product Thinking
  • Branding

Offset your scroll with a stroll! Everest is an app designed for kids that measures the distance scrolled on a given device and prompts users to walk to offset it.

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Leading the design team to brand the first Policython

  • Visual Design
  • Branding

Policy for the People is an international, Harvard-student led organization supporting students to draft policy proposals to today's most pressing issues.

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Starting a Beekeeping Club

  • Community
  • Environmental

Working with neighbouring community partners and universities to start the first beehive at my school. Currently, we are at 4 full hives.

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Leading the SDC COVID Relief Fund

  • Community
  • Project Management

The SDC COVID-19 Relief Fund was a joint effort between 10 organizations to provide PPE to senior homes. In the end, we were able to provide a total of 22,000 masks to 32 homes.

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Teaching debate at DSDC

  • Debate
  • Community

Debate and Speech Development Community is an academy for young scholars with a focus on developing skills. Here, I've given workshops introducting AI, philisophy, food security, and more.

What I'm currently obsessed with...

The vlogbrothers

My role models that I've never met. For 7 years, they've been a guiding light for choosing what to value, love, and act on.

Precision farming

The underrated and overlooked tech sector that's quietly revolutionizing our food chains.

Korean barley tea

As someone that can absolutely not drink caffiene, korean barley tea is the rich, warm drink that I have been missing.

Dating videos from the 1980's

Sounds weird but if you say it doesn't make you laugh, you're lying.

Cinema Reel