Duanduan grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey and Taipei, Taiwan. After graduating from Taipei American School, he moved to Carlisle, Pennsylvania to attend Dickinson College where he earned his degree in Art and Art History. During his time at Dickinson, Duanduan worked in the admission office, served on multiple campus committees, and founded the Asian and Asian-American Collective. He also studied abroad in Italy and Rwanda as well as completed summer internships in New York City and Belgium. Now in Los Angeles, Duanduan is excited to continue work in higher education and spend his free time painting, camping and trying new food recipes.