Brian Chao, 20, was born and raised in California and attended Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach. He is currently a junior at the University of Pennsylvania where he studies cognitive science with a minor in healthcare management and neuroscience, and currently works as a research assistant at Penn's Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research. Brian is a mental health advocate and is involved in various mental wellness organizations at his school, such as Active Minds and Penn Wellness. He is also a musician in the Penn Symphony Orchestra, and has a passion for storytelling, travel, and food.
Channel Kindness is a digital platform created by Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. It is a safe space for young people to tell their stories of kindness, resilience, and community. By highlighting the people and organizations that are doing good in their communities, Channel Kindness’ audience is inspired to create a kinder and braver world, one story at a time.