Hey. I'm Tailai.

I'm a student leader, entrepreneur, and change-maker.

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About Me

In case you were wondering... It's pronounced "Tie-Lie" and it originates from an old Chinese proverb.

I'm an incoming Computer Science and Business Administration Double Degree student at the University of Waterloo. I have a burning passion for technology and a desire to empower and impact my communities.

In my spare time, I love rock climbing, hiking, and pretty much anything that gets me outside. I regularly attend and organize hackathons to meet inspiring people and develop cool stuff. I'm also a community leader with heavy involvement in different initiatives centered around education and youth athletics.

I'm a Co-founder and Developer at RunFar Studios and I'm looking for internships during the Spring 2020 season.



Longtime volunteer, 2017 executive and 2018 co-chair for the All-Night Social and Children's Christmas Party at Vincent Massey S.S.


Served as MH4 Outreach Executive and MH5 Head of Activities. Generated over $3000 in event sponsorship and organized event programming at Canada's largest high-school MLH hackathon.

Student Advocacy

Served the VMSS community by leading the movement to save the Moduflex timetabling system. Was also active in the province-wide #StudentsSayNo protests.

Varsity Athletics

4-year Varsity Athlete at VMSS, earning unanimous WECSSAA All-City Honors for Sr. Boys Volleyball in 2019.

Aquatics Instructor

Worked as a Senior Lifeguard and Aquatics Instructor at the University of Windsor and at Adventure Bay Family Water Park.


Won 1st Place at BorderCityHacks II for anKNOWtate, a Java GUI that used Google Cloud Vision to process text for English Students

Math Enrichment

Windsor Math Enrichment Program student under Dr. J Bruce White, with honor roll finishes in multiple CEMC contests.


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