Board of Directors
Meet the Lovely Team!
Board of Directors
CYI is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors comprised of Asian Americans from various disciplines and backgrounds who are all committed to serving, educating, and developing youth leaders to serve Chinatown and wider communities. Individuals who sit on the board oversee the organization's activities and are responsible for developing the organization's strategic plan as well as maintaining financial accountability.
Winnie (she/her) joined CYI in 2006 as a language partner with the Chinatown Literacy Project and then continued as a co-coordinator for Chinatown Literacy Project and Chinatown Beautification Day. She has recently moved back to her hometown and is working at the at the Department of Education of NYC to expand early childhood seats for the Pre-K For All and 3-K For All initiatives. She holds a BA in Psychology from Yale University.
Vincent Fang, Esq.
Vincent has been a member of the CYI family since 2007. Starting as a language partner for Chinatown Literacy Project, Vincent held leadership roles with the Summer Leadership Institute and the CYI Working Group. Outside of CYI, Vincent is a Staff Attorney at Brooklyn Defender Services' Family Defense Practice. Prior to law school, Vincent was Deputy Chief of Staff for then-NYC Council Member Margaret Chin and Press Assistant to the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. Vincent is admitted to practice law in New York, holds a J.D. from CUNY School of Law and graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University with a B.A. in Political Science & Policy Studies with a minor in Asian/Asian American Studies.
Audrey is currently a law student at CUNY Law to pursue movement lawyering. Prior to law school, she worked as a community organizer at two different Asian American civil rights organizations where she focused on advocacy, policy initiatives, and youth development. Born and raised in NYC, she has a deep connection with NYC's Chinatown and is currently on the fundraising/finance committee at CYI. In her free time, she can be found reading, cooking, and taking long walks.
Karen (she/her) is a Brooklyn native that first became involved with CYI as a facilitator for SLI in 2019. Coming back to CYI, she hopes to continue to serve and advocate for the Asian diaspora in the city. A recent graduate from Bryn Mawr College with a BA in Biochemistry, she is currently based in Boston, MA where she works on blood platelet research. In her free time, Karen likes to try new restaurants and bike along the river.
Brian is a first-gen college graduate and has been involved with CYI's Summer Leadership Institute for two years. He is passionate about youth empowerment and exploring the place of Asian Americans both domestically and abroad. Brian also helps organize the Taiwan-America Student Conference (TASC). Brian holds a bachelor's degree in Statistics from the University of Rochester. He is particularly interested in the digitalization of health and the use of quantitative methods to solve problems in science and medicine. In his free time he likes to play basketball, read books, and learn different languages.
FINANCE & FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
Jeremy is a consultant at Bain & Company. He is passionate about Asian-American rights and visibility and is particularly interested in educational equity. Jeremy was a 2021 Fulbright Scholar, where he taught English at ROC van Amsterdam. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a BA in History and Literature. In his free time, he enjoys backpacking, writing creative fiction, and long walks in Central Park.
Zoe is a first-gen college graduate and Questbridge Scholar who is eager to connect with NYC’s Asian-American community to create meaningful relationships with its members. As a native New Yorker who holds fond, nostalgic memories of eating dim sum in Chinatown over the weekend, she is passionate in preserving the history of Chinatown to highlight the AAPI experience and in advocating for BIPOC, low-income families who are struggling to cope with the ongoing changes in the area. She holds a B.A. in International Studies and Political Science from Trinity College and is currently a legal assistant at a corporate law firm.
Sue Yee Chen
Sue Yee was a facilitator for the Summer Leadership Institute from 2009-2010. She is now based in Philadelphia and excited to reconnect with the CYI community by serving on the Board. She was formerly an Americorps VISTA at Community Partnership School and a Program Manager at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Neuroscience & Society. She holds a BA from Bryn Mawr College in Sociology with minors in Education and Chinese. She is currently completing her Masters of Organizational Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania. She trains and teaches Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Balance Studios, where she holds a blue belt.
FINANCE & FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
Hazem is a Posse scholar who has held various leadership roles in programs dedicated to underserved communities. During his undergraduate studies, he served as a SummerStart Residential Advisor and taught financial literacy to inner-city youth. Currently, he works as a consultant in the banking and financial service industry and is excited to leverage his experience to create positive, lasting impacts for CYI. Hazem holds a B.S. in Finance, Accounting, and Economics from Syracuse University and is based in NYC. Although he spent only one semester in Hong Kong, he can often be found in Chinatown trying to convince his buddies he’s a dumpling expert. Equally likely, he can be spotted running along either river in Manhattan.