David Cao is currently pursuing his PhD in materials chemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He aims to become a professor at a primarily undergraduate institution where he can exercise his passion for teaching. When he’s not doing research, David enjoys singing with UCSB’s gospel choir, and capturing images of the beautiful landscapes all around him.

When in the Kingdom, Do as Kids Do
By Monica Hong

HER PINK FLORAL HEADPIECE fell on the ground as she wriggled toward her father's arms. She showed little concern for the way she looked on stage in front of the entire congregation; her poofy tulle skirt flipped upside down like a cupcake wrapper to expose her frilly diaper bottoms. She simply wanted to draw closer to her dad.