ESP Biography

MICHAEL WEI, Stanford senior studying economics and sociology

Major: Economics

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2011

Picture of Michael Wei

Brief Biographical Sketch:

My focus since college has been on community development and creating a sense of belonging through various activities and mediums. I have worked as a producer and reporter for the Stanford Cardinal Broadcasting Network, interned in social entrepreneurship ventures in education and sustainable housing, and consulted for an HIV/AIDS foundation in Canada. My hobbies include writing and reading children's stories, tap-dancing and soccer.
Some games I enjoy are soccer, charades, and online collaborative games. And tag, in any form.

Past Classes

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S1581: History of games in Splash! Spring 2011 (Apr. 16 - 17, 2011)
From cricket in the Trobriand Islands to Angry Birds on iPhones, learn the social significance behind games. Students will learn how games inspire cohesion and heroism and brainstorm ways games can solve real world problems.

L1111: What Makes a Great Entertainment Company? in Splash! Fall 2010 (Nov. 13 - 14, 2010)
What factors led to the success of companies such as Pixar, Disney and Nintendo? Learn and participate in the creative design process in creating an entertainment company's strategy and product.