Add this guy to the list of people to watch! Moshe Kai Cavalin, the only son of an Israeli father and a Taiwanese mother, is graduating from East L.A. College with an Astrophysics degree, and 4.0 GPA (naturally!). That’s not all. Aside from all his academic achievements, Moshe is an award-winning martial artist, and he plays the piano, too.
Although it would seem like he fits the Model Minority stereotype to a T, I’d argue that it’s still very rare to find someone so accomplished at such a young age, with such a great personality and outlook on life. (Also, he says he’s not into video games, which is the opposite of 95% of all the Asian guys I know.)
I’m glad I’m not 11 years old anymore, because I’m sure my Mom would be comparing me to him and I would be feeling like a loser for only being in the sixth grade.
Congratulations and happy graduation, Moshe!
(Photo Courtesy: MSNBC)