Austin graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Economics. While at Duke, he was the president of the Duke Debating Society, Hong Kong Students Association and a fellow at the Melissa and Doug Entrepreneurship Program. Prior to Duke, Austin completed the IB program at Li Po Chun United World College in Hong Kong and the IGCSE program at Sha Tin College. He was an avid debater, representing Duke and Hong Kong. Austin is an experienced coach in debating and works with students on IB, IGCSE, GCSE, as well as standardised tests such as the SAT.