Diversity & Inclusion

Rachel Harman

Rachel Harman

Originally from China, but now residing in Michigan, Rachel is part of Dear Asian Youth’s Diversity & Inclusion Task Force. In her free time you can find her eating with friends, watching Netflix, or getting Boba!

Amirah Azmi

Amirah Azmi

Amirah is a proud Singaporean Malay living in Canada who is passionate about diversity and inclusion. Her main goal with DAY is to promote the voices of Asians who are underrepresented even within the Asian community. Outside of DAY, she is a Health Science student whose favourite excuse is “sorry, I can’t, I have a lab.”

Isabelle Villanueva

Isabelle Villanueva

A proud Filipina and Washingtonian. Isabelle is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force for Dear Asian Youth. She takes pride in using her voice to positively impact those around her in order to create a more inclusive environment. Aside from her work at Dear Asian Youth, you will find her plant shopping, thrifting, swimming, competing in her vocal studio’s competitions, and planning a plethora of school events.

Jessica Duong

Jessica Duong

Jessica (Jess) is first-generation Vietnamese American born & raised in GA now residing in rainy Seattle. She is part of the DITF & enjoys learning through different perspective lenses when reading through works of others! Jess loves serving as an officer for Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) & prepping for law school in the future. If you can’t find her, just look in her room, she’s always binging anime or playing Stardew Valley.

Geeranan Chuersanga

Geeranan Chuersanga

With a background in Public Health and Medical Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Practice, Geeranan is now working in health equity, diversity, and inclusion with particular interests on how culture affects overall patient health outcomes. She is committed to helping others advance personally and professionally by providing resources and offering opportunities for building friendships and mentorships. Apart from this work, Geeranan draws to educate about experiences of the Thai diaspora, crochets and does some handwritten calligraphy.

Emerson Lee-Scott

Emerson Lee-Scott

Emerson (he/him) is a mixed heritage (British and Chinese) member of the Diversity and Inclusions Task Force at Dear Asian Youth. He is a recent music graduate and is particularly passionate about Asian representation within the arts. Outside of DAY Emerson works as a freelance drummer, songwriter and composer.

Lamis Yassin

Lamis Yassin

As an Egyptian American, Lamis understand the importance of equity and has been a strong advocate throughout her life. She adores working with individuals who share the same passion and promises to continue to uplift others while trying to leave a positive impact everywhere she goes. On her free time, you can catch Lamis with her family and friends, working on various extracurriculars, or listening to and playing music.

Noah Dornelly

Noah Dornelly

He is a current high school student. They joined Dear Asian Youth to help provide more diversity to the organization and to the ever growing reach of the organization. You’ll most likely find him at his desk watching Netflix or trying to turn in all assignments before 11:59. He’ll most likely talk about food and the hundreds of TikToks he watched.

Tee Nguyen

Tee Nguyen

Tee Thuy Nguyen has loved living in Sacramento her whole life, apart from being born in Saigon, Vietnam. She can play the piano and the Đàn tranh, which adds to her Vietnamese pride. She likes watching commentary videos, nostalgic Minecraft youtubers, and Vietnamese skit comedies. She wears her pansexuality and affinity for sloths proudly, given that she currently has 10 of them.

Batool Malik

Batool Malik

Perhaps a bit too politically interested and caffeine-addicted, Batool is a queer, Muslim, metalhead, Arab Londoner. They would like (pretty please if you don’t mind) accurate and fair representation of all Asians across society, to help educate people about issues facing their communities, and (questionably) an unlimited supply of mahshi; but may be persuaded to accept only the first two.

Nava Ebadollahi

Nava Ebadollahi

As an Iranian living in New York, she joined Dear Asian Youth’s Diversity & Inclusion Task Force so that she could assist making sure that all areas of Asia are represented in an accurate manner. She believes that each part of Asia unique in its own special way, making the continent rich with culture and tradition. She is passionate about science and technology while also engaging in journalism, playing the piano, and swimming.

Joie-Ting Jing Ng

Joie-Ting Jing Ng

An American-born Malaysian Chinese, Joie is on the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force of Dear Asian Youth. She loves to read, write and learn about the large Asian diaspora to help promote better representation of Asians in the media. When she’s not vetting scripts or busy with Journalism and Economics assignments, she loves to spend her free time reading, watching anime and (very cheesily) taking walks in botanical gardens while freezing in New York.

Tim Xu

Tim Xu

Tim is currently a new grad from Georgia Tech and a member of the DITF team. I’m extremely passionate about helping the mentally ill in our society today, whether it is through changing the perspective people have on it through various forms of activism. He spends a majority of my free time around fitness, sports, music, food reviewing, fashion, and meeting others!

Aziza Norova

Aziza Norova

Born and raised in Uzbekistan, Aziza is a proud Central Asian member of the Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce. Currently residing in Dallas, Texas, Aziza has found acceptance within Dear Asian Youth and hopes to extend this acceptance to her fellow Central Asians through D.A.Y. When she’s not collaborating with her team, Aziza enjoys spending time with her family and pets and helping out at her local animal rescue.

Elizabeth Ong

Elizabeth Ong

Elizabeth (they/she) is a Psychology majoring undergraduate student from Nottingham. She credits her intersectional identity as a non-binary, feminist & neurodivergent individual for her desire to become involved in social justice to represent others who share aspects of her identity and to bring awareness to social issues involving marginalised communities. In their spare time, they enjoy watching movies, making pop-culture references, dancing, & belting out to musical theatre songs way too often for any self-respecting person.