SuYoung Yun (they/them) is a queer-trans Korean-American activist born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. They started their organizing work as a Rainier Valley Corps fellow and are passionate about empowering the QTPOC (queer and trans people of color) community to become leaders, applying the spiritual principles of Buddhism to their daily life, and utilizing their intersectional identities for collective liberation. They work as a program manager at APACE to civically empower the Asian and Pacific Islander community.
Phillip Hyun-Jae Shin was raised in the Pacific Northwest and graduated from Willamette University with a degree in Economics. During his time at Willamette, Phil volunteered (and was later employed) at Willamette Academy, a program that helps local students of color accomplish their dreams of pursuing higher education through community outreach and mentorship. He also served with Americorps at Aki Kurose Middle School Academy, advocating for social and educational equity in the South Seattle community through his work within the public education system. He is continuing his work within advocacy, utilizing his experiences and insights to help APACE achieve its goals of racial, political, and economic equity within Asian and Pacific Islander American communities.
Mathilde Xiao is a Chinese American who grew up between Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. She holds an interdisciplinary degree in Cultural and Environmental Studies from University College London. Mathilde is passionate about civic education, racial justice and equitable access to the arts. She also makes documentaries sometimes!