In highschool, Kian competed in Public Forum for four years at Chaska High School. During his career, he ranked second on the NDCA TOC Scoreboard after obtaining 8 bids, reaching semifinals at Glenbrooks and quarterfinals at Blake, Emory, and the Minnesota State Tournament in the process. Additionally, he made it to elimination rounds at the TOC, NSDA, and NCFL nationals.
As a coach, he's captained his high school team for 3 years, helping novices find success on the local circuit in addition to working as an instructor at Delta Debate Academy and Nova.
Kian is a student at the University of Notre Dame.