MOVE: Asian American Community Organizing Fellowship

AHSYP

Coordinators

Andy Huynh

Andy Huynh

MOVE Coordinator

(he/him/his)

Andy Huynh is a third year student at UC Berkeley studying Psychology with a double-minor in Creative Writing and Asian American & Asian Diaspora Studies. This is his second year with MOVE and his first year as a coordinator. His first year, he was a fellow at Asian Health Services Youth Program (AHSYP).

Isabelle Osorio

MOVE Coordinator

(she/her/hers)

Isabelle Osorio is a fourth year student at UC Berkeley studying Business Administration with a minor in Global Poverty and Practice. This is her second year with MOVE and her first year as a coordinator. Her first year, she was a fellow at Banteay Srei.

Fellows

Riss Myung

Asian Health Services Youth Program

(she/her/hers)

Riss Myung, a senior at UC Berkeley studying Public Health and Global Poverty & Practice, is a wannabe poet, extreme cat lover, and voracious reader. During her last year at Cal, she’s interning with AHSYP to learn more about sexual reproductive health (SRH) and further her skills in the health education field. She is excited to facilitate workshops for high school youth and create a collective anthology that highlights the experiences of Asian American femmes navigating SRH (keep your eyes peeled for the request for submissions). When Riss isn’t fighting writer’s block or heating up packs of ramen, she’s writing lyrics, learning tutting, and checking her google calendar.

Shirlyn Rhee

AYPAL

(she/her/hers)

Hello! My name is Shirlyn and I am a 2021-2022 MOVE fellow for AYPAL. AYPAL works to empower Oakland’s low-income API immigrant and refugee families to be leaders for school reform and neighborhood change through leadership development, arts activism, community organizing, and more. I support AYPAL by working on photo archiving, finance, and volunteering for events that AYPAL hosts. I feel strongly about working for other members of the AAPI community. I am very excited to explore and learn ways to be socially proactive and knowledgeable and to incorporate my professional/academic interests into my fellowship.

Yucca Phun

Banteay Srei

(she/her/hers)

Hi everyone! I’m Yucca and I’m a second year intending to major in public health. I’m so excited to be a MOVE Fellow for Banteay Srei. I’m looking forward to building sisterhood, learning more about CSEC, and making resources for the community! Currently, I’m working on a zine about choosing happiness and building self-confidence!

Jessica Cheng

Chinese Progressive Association (CPA)

(she/her)

Hi everyone, I’m Jess and I’m the 2021-2022 MOVE fellow working with CPA SF. CPA organizes working class, Chinese immigrant communities to build collective power in demanding better living and working conditions and justice for all people. I work with Youth MOJO, a high school youth organizing program that builds power through leadership and political education, healing & transformation, and solidarity work. My role is in supporting our weekly MOJO meetings and running College Corner. I’m excited about seeing how systemic change is made with people power, learning from the community, developing my own leadership skills, and building connections with others.

Jaide Lin

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC)

(she/her/hers)

Hello everyone! My name is Jaide Lin and I am a 2021-2022 MOVE Fellow for Oakland Asian Cultural Center. OACC focuses on uplifting AAPI communities through creative expression and artistic advocacy, presenting various cultural programs including community performances, workshops, school tours, classes, and exhibitions. Working at the OACC has enabled me to fully explore how community-facing organizations can use the arts for social change and positive impact while encouraging inter-generational and cross-cultural dialogue and support.

Christopher Nakatsuka

Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach

(he/him)

Hello! My name is Christopher Nakatsuka (he/him) and I am a 2021-2022 MOVE Fellow for Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach. APILO is a pro bono social justice law firm that serves the API and other marginalized communities in the Bay Area and aims to provide legal representation and social services that are culturally competent and linguistically appropriate for the most marginalized of the community. I’m working with APILO’s Youth Advisory Council which works to educate and address gender-based and dating violence in API youth communities. I’m excited to engage with the community, learn more about APILO’s work, and grow in my political advocacy know-how.

Casey Dai

Banteay Srei

(she/they)

Hello world! I’m Casey and it’s so lovely to meet y’all! I’m a MOVE fellow at Banteay Srei and a third year studying Public Health, Molecular Environmental Biology, and Global Poverty & Practice at Cal. I was drawn to both my partner organisation and my course of study by the deep-seated urge to understand both the world and bodies we live in, and to collectively bring about sustainable change for the better. Currently, I’m knee-deep in building sisterhood and designing SAUCE, an intergenerational community healing and nutrition program at Banteay Srei.

Yerin Kwak

Banteay Srei

(she/hers)

Hello all, my name is Yerin and I am a MOVE Fellow at Banteay Srei for 2021-2022. Banteay Srei is a space for young Southeast Asian and Asian-American women that are at-risk or engaged in sexual trafficking/exploitation. The projects I will be working on will focus around healing, community, and education. I’m excited to be able to work with amazing women and learn from everyone (including the entire MOVE cohort, and community folks) and hope that this will be an opportunity to grow and challenge myself.

Marolyn Nguyen

Improving the Wellness of Asian Youth (IWAY)

(she/her)

Hi everyone! I’m Marolyn and I am so so thankful to be a MOVE fellow for IWAY. IWAY (Improving the Wellness of Asian Youth) Project is a collaboration between the Public Health Institute and Asian Health Services that provides mental health and wellness services and education to the Asian youth living in the Alameda county. IWAY was created to remove the barriers that prevent Asian youth from seeking and receiving mental health support. I am so excited to be a part of such a great project and contribute in addressing the topic of mental health and emotional wellbeing.

An Nguyen

New Breath Foundation

(she/her)

Hi everyone! My name is An Nguyen and I am a MOVE fellow for New Breath Foundation for 2021-2022. New Breath Foundation is a philanthropic organization that serves to provide funding to grassroots organizations that directly work to challenge AAPI violence, incarceration, and deportation. These organizations are often under-resourced and invisible, and NBF aims to transform communities and philanthropy. I am so excited to further engage with communities alongside NBF and grow as an aspiring community advocate!