Shayun is from San Diego, California, and came to UC Berkeley in the fall of 2014. He is pursuing a B.S. degree in chemistry and joined the Hartwig group in February of 2016. He is currently working with Yumeng Xi on selective hydroboration of asymmetric alkenes. When he isn't in the lab, Shayun can be found hiking in the Berkeley hills, exploring the Berkeley botanical gardens, or waiting for a pizza to be delivered.