Meet our team


Krystie Yen

Founder & Executive Director
Taiwanese & Thai American (she/her)

Krystie is a firecracker on a mission to cultivate creative confidence in the next generation of BIPOC dreamers and doers. As a curious multi-hyphenate, she also works as a creativity coach and a brand + community consultant. When she’s not channeling her energy towards issues that move her, you can find her scheming in one of her many journals, basking in the sun with her dog, or dancing under the moonlight with friends.

Christina Losurdo

Director of People & Culture
Vietnamese American (she/her)

Christina (xt) thrives on creating comforting spaces—whether it’s bringing people together for meaningful moments or building cultures that allow individuals to thrive. She hopes this work will allow her daughter and future hapas to celebrate their Asian American identity. When she’s not making magic with Slant’d, she’s likely enjoying a long run, an almond milk cappuccino by the window, or creating memories with her little family.

Jenn Lam

Director of Programs
Chinese American (she/her)

Jenn is a heart-led community builder that finds deep joy in the messy unknown. Here at Slant’d, she works to craft an abundant haven for Asian Americans to freely play, connect, and celebrate their personal stories. Based in Brooklyn (+ hailing from Philly!), Jenn is a glass artist, jewelry maker, and marketing and partnerships manager. Offline, she’s passionate about secondhand fashion, solo dance parties, her cats Galloway and Ibu, and a burning cup of earl grey milk tea.

Michelle Mirtolooi

Director of Development
Korean American (she/her)

Michelle always seeks to cultivate a sense of belonging - through championing stories that are often untold, trying to teach her little children about their multiethnic heritages, and always having the kettle ready for friends looking for quality time and a cuppa. At Slant'd, she leverages resources to make space for Asian Americans to be and express their whole selves. In her very limited spare time, Michelle can be found reading, eating pastries, or running through East London.

Emily Yen

Director of Operations
Chinese American (she/her)

Emily is all the fire signs and it shows in her passion for getting things done and in her myriad of interests.  At Slant’d, she hopes to help the team continue marching towards realizing their vision of elevating AAPI voices.  A business person by trade, but an artist at heart, in her spare time Emily likes crafting with her children, cooking, podcasting, playing any type of racquet sport, and watching TV (hit her up for recommendations). 

rebuilding year team

Angelica Lai
Connie Chen
Dorothy He
Jennifer Kan
Katherine Wang

Matt Shao
Natalie De Paz
Priscilla Pan
Tiffany Soga
Yoko Kristiansen


Founding TEAM
Katerina Jeng & Krystie Yen (Co-Founders), Amber Luan, Lina Yeh, Tessa Samberg, Vanessa Shyu, & Yoko Kristiansen

Interested in joining the team?