To make a difference in peoples’ lives by being an open-minded learner and servant leader with passions for free expression and morals.
— Ian Tang's Mission Statement

Ian Tang was born in New Territories, Hong Kong in July 1995. His family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, USA in August 2000, where he spent his childhood.

Ian attended Zuni Elementary School, Aztec Elementary School and Cheyenne Traditional School before his time at Desert Mountain High School, where he graduated with an International Baccalaureate Diploma.

In addition to his academic achievements and aspirations, as well as his other extracurricular pursuits, Ian is also an Eagle Scout, the highest award the Boy Scouts of America grants to just 6% of its participants.

Currently, Ian is a rising Senior at The George Washington University in Washington DC, studying International Affairs, as well as a Study Abroad student at Queen Mary, University of London. He hopes to someday shape the future by playing a role in the crossroads between public policy and technology.

Ian is passionate about technology making the world a better and more open place, sharing magical customer experiences and supporting brands and individuals making a difference: Google, Taylor Swift and United Airlines.

Oh, and he absolutely loves his dog, a cute shih-tzu named Letitia.

Everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and, ultimately, making a big difference in the world.
— Sergy Brin, Google co-founder


Every day, Ian strives to live by the eight values that he has self-defined since 2013. Descriptions of each of these values and each means to him can be found below using each button.

It’s trying to evolve. It’s trying to try new things without becoming a new thing.
— Taylor Swift

Official Brands

Ian believes that individuals should lend their support, especially financially, to brands that are ethical, moral and making a positive impact on the world. As such, when given the option and relevant, Ian will choose these brands.

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful... that’s what matters to me.
— Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder