Chelsea Kwan


Hi there! I’m Chelsea, a current junior at SHC and a member of the i2 program.

As an active member of the SHC student body, I partake in a variety of activities within our school community. For one, I’m on our school’s Varsity Girl’s Tennis team where I play doubles one and recently won the WCAL Girl’s Tennis All-League Honorable Mention award alongside my doubles partner and several of my teammates. I’m also the co-President of the Photography Club which I have been a part of for three years now, previously serving as the treasurer, and the President and Founder of the Mahjong Club which I started up this school year. Additionally, I am an Irish Leadership Ambassador, as well as an Irish for a Day tour guide, and also an active participant in the Finance Club, our school’s Student Launch Initiative, Block Club, and CSF. I am also an intern at our school’s Office of Communications and Marketing where I help to provide content for school events in the form of social media, blog posts, and the school newsletter and the i2 Editor-in-chief where I keep the website up-to-date and ensure that new students and projects are featured frequently. Outside of SHC, I am also involved in archery (which I’ve been doing for 5 years now) and piano (which I’ve been doing for 9 years now). Some of my other hobbies also include reading, baking, skiing, finding new film scores to listen to, and obsessing over Formula 1. 

Over the years, I’ve become interested in finance and economics. The summer before my sophomore year I took a course at Columbia University where I learned about corporate finance, micro and macroeconomics, behavioral economics, financial accounting, strategy formulation, market analysis, and learned how to conduct a financial valuation which allows you to determine whether a company is overvalued or undervalued based on a series of calculations and whether or not you should invest. This previous summer, I took another course at Columbia University. The course focused on investment management and allowed me to generate my own investment strategy and portfolio. 

This year my i2 project is based on financial valuations and learning how to invest. The primary purpose of my project is to build a website that allows students to learn about finance and various investment strategies. I also hope to develop a game that would allow students to apply their newly learned knowledge.


My Project Progress (2021-2022)

This year my project is the ANC App. ANC stands for active noise canceling which is a common form of noise-canceling headphones used in many modern ANC headphones today. My original idea was to create a software version of ANC that would allow you to generate an inverse wave of the external sound and therefore […] Read more

My Upcoming Project (2021 - 2022)

After completing The Compost Cycle during the 2020 – 2021 school year, I learned a lot about leadership and trial and error. I think that The Compost Cycle really taught me some important life skills which I hope to use in my upcoming i2 project. While I loved working on The Compost Cycle, I want […] Read more

i2 Projects

The Finance Hub

The Finance Hub is a website that covers everything and anything concerning financial valuation basics. Through my own research and experimentation, I play to give an overview of valuation strategies that I’ve learned along the way and provide details for basic financial knowledge that is vital to enter the finance world. I also hope to develop a game that would allow students to apply their newly acquired knowledge.

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The ANC App is an application that will be able to generate ANC (Active Noise Cancelling) through ordinary wired headphones. The goal of this project is to be able to build software that can cancel out external sound creating a quieter environment, allowing for an increase in productivity, and a decrease in the cost of ANC headphones.

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The Compost Cycle

The Compost Cycle is a cycle that takes old food waste and makes something new out of it. We used a process of composting called vermicomposting, which uses redworms and makes fertilizer. With the fertilizer created, we then add the compost into our garden to grow fruits and vegetables and we give the food back to SHC. The school community then creates more food waste so we can continue repeating the cycle.

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