Projects Team

Aleeza Yakoob

Aleeza Yakoob

A Muslim Asian American in Ohio, Aleeza loves being able to meet with other Asian youth. Aside from being apart of the projects team, she enjoys talking with her friends, drinking an unhealthy amount of coffee, and playing tennis.

Jasmin Mundi

Jasmin Mundi

From the Chicago suburbs, Jasmin is an enthusiastic projects manager for Dear Asian Youth. Her interest in sustainable change-making has led to her involvement with local grassroots campaigns in her community, and even co-founding a nonprofit. She enjoys teaching martial arts, watching Marvel movies, 80’s rock sing-alongs and spending time with family.

Ruth Sharon

Ruth Sharon

Having grown up as an Indian amidst different nationalities in Saudi Arabia, Ruth has experienced and witnessed her share of marginalization driving her to strive for Asian activism. Her deep rooted passion for art of any form explains why the mention of anything ranging from a brilliant Oscar Wilde poem to a beautiful Malayalam movie can instantly light her eyes up. A (growing) list of her other interests include history, philosophy, world cultures, languages and of course, activism!

Ananya Viswanathan

Ananya Viswanathan

An Indian from Connecticut, Ananya is a project manager for Dear Asian Youth. She’s happy to be sharing a love for activism and enthusiasm for representation in the Asian community with passionate team members! When she’s not working, Ananya watches movies, draws, and acts on stage. She also likes to take on mentoring roles and get involved in business clubs at her university.

Emily Lu

Emily Lu

Emily is a Chinese-Taiwanese junior in high school, who lives in Central Jersey (yes, Central Jersey exists). DAY has provided her a safe space to connect with other Asian youths, as they strive toward a common goal: social engagement and celebration of our unique cultures in the Asian diaspora. Outside of DAY, you can find her listening to k-pop, drinking boba, reading a book, or working on a passion project.

Christine Yuan

Christine Yuan

From New Jersey, Christine is a junior in college studying neuroscience & behavior. As a Chinese-American, she joined Dear Asian Youth because she wanted to connect and do more for the Asian community. Aside from Asian empowerment at DAY, Christine is passionate about diversifying healthcare. When her brain isn’t learning about itself, Christine spends her free time rock climbing, reading, and supporting local restaurants!

Miranda Ye

Miranda Ye

A second-gen Chinese American living in the DFW metroplex of Texas, Miranda is a Projects Manager with Dear Asian Youth! She loves having a role in the creation of innovative webinars, campaigns, etc. for such an important platform where the Asian community can feel welcomed and heard. Apart from DAY, you can find her drinking matcha & boba, binging shows, and trying to become a plant mom.

Princess Pascua

Princess Pascua

Princess Paradise Pascua is seventeen years old and currently resides in Sacramento California. When she’s not ripping through school text books and working on DAY projects, she enjoys watching anime and drinking thai boba. Her favorite animes at the moment are Jujutsu Kaisen, Attack on Titan, and Boku no Hero Academia. After working as a chapter lead, she has now joined Dear Asian Youth’s Project Managers team!

Ashley Chang

Ashley Chang

Ashley, a Korean American psychology student from the Bay Area is a projects manager for Dear Asian Youth. She’s super passionate and dedicated to cultural activism, especially within the youth in the Asian American community as she believes it’s important to encourage our youth to proudly embrace our bicultural identities instead of reject them. She is devoted to supporting others navigating their own journeys of cultural introspection and activism. Outside of work, she loves to express her creativity through dancing and illustrating.

Annabelle Jin

Annabelle Jin

Annabelle is a proud second gen Chinese-American. She loves DAY’s emphasis on embracing Asian culture and using Asian youth voices to fight for social and political change. In her free time, you can find her creating Asian bakery goods (steamed buns are her favorite), reading, gardening, and listening to music!