Zhen was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and is currently pursuing a degree in journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He has been involved in amateur radio for a year since he started news reporting for the university's WUEC-FM. He will be starting as one of the station's producers in fall.
Zhen first came about interested in radio when he was glued to the radio listening to the daily's news update while traveling to school in his dad's car. He developed a passion for talking while trying to impersonate various Malaysian radio personalities. Zhen's other interests include soccer, traveling and food. In his spare time, he would most likely be found in his kitchen trying out bizarre recipes he found online.