The Board of Directors provide the oversight and institutional vision of the organization. Many of our Board Members are young professionals who have been involved with CYI in the past.
Current Board Members
Sue Yee Chen 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.
Vincent Fang has been a member of the CYI family since 2007. Starting as a language partner for the Chinatown Literacy Project, Vincent held leadership roles with the Summer Leadership Institute and the CYI Working Group. He was previously Deputy Chief of Staff for NYC Council Member Margaret Chin. Vincent is now a 3L at CUNY School of Law. When he is not studying, Vincent is shooting hoops, playing video games, or dissecting the latest comic-to-film movie adaptation. He graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University with a B.A. in Political Science and Policy Studies with a minor in Asian/Asian American Studies.
Brian He is a recent 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.
Winnie Huang 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.
Hazem Ibrahim 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.
Zoe Li is a recent first-gen college graduate who is eager to connect with NYC’s Asian-American community to serve its needs and 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. In her free time, Zoe enjoys photography and crafting letters to her friends. She holds a B.A. in International Studies and Political Science from Trinity College and hopes to pursue law school.
Audrey Pan is a community organizer for RAISE, a project that grew out of AALDEF’S legal clinics for undocumented Asian youth. She grew up in NYC’s Chinatown and as the daughter of Chinese immigrants and former garment workers, she has always been a fierce advocate for fair and humane immigration policies and labor conditions. She holds a BA from Middlebury College in Sociology with minors in Education and Spanish and hopes to begin law school in 2021. It was during her time at Middlebury that she became politically active in the API community as an organizer for RAISINS (Radical Asians) where she began to see the power of community organizing to transform the systems and structures that impact everyday communities. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and reading fiction in cafes.