Dear Asian Youth
Sunal Fernando was born and raised in a British-South Asian household in London, United Kingdom. They’re currently studying Creative Media and Videography and their dream goal/job is to produce the Eurovision Song Contest. They founded DAY Prism, Dear Asian Youth’s newest department dedicated to LGBTQIA+ activism and currently leads it alongside David Cho (he/him). Outside of Dear Asian Youth, they love listening to dance music and having a solo disco at home. They also enjoy visiting the many museums and galleries of London, giving him a chance to discover the rich artistry of the world!
Dylan Lee was born and raised in Houston, TX, but currently resides in NYC as he studies to complete his B.S. in Political Science-Statistics at Columbia University. As a member of the Finance Department at Dear Asian Youth, he wishes to elevate DAY’s platform to the next level as a non-profit organization and help DAY claim their stake in the global arena as a voice for the millions of unheard Asian youth across the planet. When Dylan isn’t making grand and dramatic claims about what he does, he enjoys eating, road tripping, and debating various viewpoints on life.
From Haute-Savoie, France, Rujira is a proud Cambodian-Thai moderator for Dear Asian Youth. She’s always making playlists and playing Animal Crossing in her spare time and aspires to be a model and a good representation for the next generation of Asians in France. She’s very passionate about her culture and wishes to learn more about her family history in Cambodia.
A proud Chinese-American from Connecticut/Texas, Ella is an eager writer and moderator for Dear Asian Youth. She loves being able to meet other like-minded Asian peers while sharing her cultural Asian roots. Apart from writing personal prose, you will find her playing flute, leading her school’s Asian-American Student Association, and leading several non-profit positions.
Johnny is an avid bubble tea fan whose interests include exploring fashion, creating spotify playlists and late night binge reading. He also loves Cantonese food almost as much as his unusual passion for durians.
She is a half Filipino moderator for the Dear Asian Youth community server.
Riley is a first-generation Filipina that speaks both English and Tagalog fluently. She leads Las Vegas’ Dear Asian Youth chapter in addition to being a DAY Moderator. She attends a performing arts high school for vocal performance, and has been playing competitive table tennis for eight years.
Meet Tyler, our Moderator 16-year-old. Vietnamese American from Bridgewater New Jersey, Tyler moderates content for the Dear Asian Youth team. He’s a huge conversationalist, and loves talking to different people about all sorts of subjects. Besides the moderating he does for Dear Asian Youth, he also enjoys wrestling, studio art, and seeing his friends in his free time.
Most likely in a Discord VC talking about almost anything, Brooke is an Enby Lesbian who takes pride in their Indonesian-British identity. When not listening to K-pop or chatting away on Discord, they’re part of their school’s debating team, and love to learn new languages – the latest being Syrian Arabic!
Currently a sophomore, Cecile is a Vietnamese American dedicated to creating a safe environment for all of the Asian community! She hopes to understand diverse perspectives, and besides being a moderator, she competes on the mock trial team, loves all types of noodles, and is most likely crying to a sad romance movie.
Isabella is a spirited international adoptee from Guangzhou, Guangdong province. She hopes to bring more awareness to the adoptee community by welcoming adoptees to a platform where they can reconnect with individuality in both an ethnic and cultural sense. For fun, Isabella enjoys participating in different youth-led organizations through her high school and community. Outside of advocacy, you’ll see Isabella participating in various poultry education related activities, creating short cartoons, and rewatching Avatar the Last Airbender for the hundredth time.
Sheng is a Chinese (Teochewnese)-American. Dear Asian Youth allows him to express himself while connecting with various communities and his peers. He is an undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis studying Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, and Korean. Aside from helping the social media team at DAY, he also plays the cello, runs, and is involved in various clubs on campus.
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