Herwick Mok emigrated from Hong Kong to Los Angeles when he was ten years old. He earned an undergraduate degree in physics at Cal Poly Pomona. After applying to and being accepted at several universities, Herwick chose CSULA for his Master's work because of its extensive research opportunities. He is currently working on his thesis on Astrophysics, under the guidance of Dr. Susan Terebey. Herwick is the webmaster for the physics club.

Herwick has been fascinated with aircraft since he was a child and spends much of his free time plane spotting. He aspires to working in the aerospace industry.