The Slant'd Squad

Katerina Jeng

Co-Founder
she/her, Filipina-Taiwanese American

Katerina is a dreamer, new-paradigm leader, and ardent believer that we have the power to create the world we wish to live in. When she's not holding space for the Asian American community at Slant'd, you can find her writing poetry, tending to her plants, or loafing around with her shiba inu, Hunter.

Krystie Yen

Co-Founder
she/her, Taiwanese-Thai American

Krystie is a firecracker and optimistic changemaker on a mission to help Asian Americans feel seen, heard, and loved. When she’s not channeling her energy towards issues that move her, you can find her scheming in one of her many journals, perusing local bookstores, or dancing under the moonlight with friends.

Christina Losurdo

Director of Community
she/her, Vietnamese-American

Christina (xt) is our gatherings enthusiast who thrives on bringing people together for meaningful moments. When she's not making magic with the Slant'd Squad, you can find her running in Central Park, baking something cozy in her small apartment kitchen, or sharing a vanilla sprinkle cone with her dog-ter, Mae.

Vidya Thanabal

Director of Agency Strategy & Operations
she/her, South Indian American

Vidya is the operations lead for Slant’d Impact Studio, our agency arm, empowering culture builders and creators to build cultural empathy within their own companies. When she’s not hustling or side hustling, you’ll find her binging British cozy mysteries with chocolate in hand.

Jenn Lam

Director of Social Storytelling
she/her, Chinese American

Jenn is our digital flower child that finds deep joy in the messy unknown. The mastermind behind the ‘gram and our feeds, she works to craft an authentic, playful portal to the Asian American experience. Offline, she’s passionate about vintage sleepwear, mission-driven volunteering, solo dance parties, her cat Calliope, and a burning cup of earl grey milk tea.

Yoko Kristiansen

Art Director

Yoko is a designer by day and Slant'd's brand police by night. Other than design, she loves her cat, jazz, canned coffee, collecting kitchen tools that have one job, carbonara, Ghibli movies, and Google Calendar.

Anton Gallegos

Trailblazer
he/him, Filipino-Mexican American

Anton is a daydreamer, community organizer, and sociologist fueled by passion and a deep commitment to community. Both blessed and cursed with a mind that never stops thinking, Anton can be found at open-mics, critically deep into ethnic Asian American literature, watching films, or working to cultivate a diverse and empowering AAPI community through social media.

Hana Rivers

Trailblazer
she/her, Mixed-race Filipino

Hana is a New York-based writer who is passionate about sparking change through generative and expansive conversation. Offline, you can find her reading queer Asian American fiction, rock climbing, or cooking up some Filipino eats.

Maxine Bell

Trailblazer
she/her, Mixed-race Japanese American

Maxine enjoys interacting with AAPI creatives and coming up with content for Slant’d’s social media platforms. She also loves to make art, cook, talk to friends, love, and sleep.

Michelle Yun-jeong

Trailblazer
she/her

Michelle works in animation and design. In her free time, she loves to paint and make postcards for her friends.

Amplifiers

San Francisco/Bay Area Krystal Mak, Austin Wu, Priscilla Pan, Sarah Tran
Denver Ida Cao, John Shin
New York Amy Wang, Xiaoye Jiang
Los Angeles Leslie Yick, Rachel Leyco, Taylor Weik
Learn more about our Amplifiers Program

Magazine Editorial Team

Editor-in-Chief Krystie Yen
Executive Editor Katerina Jeng
Managing Editor Tiff Soga
Associate Editors Michelle Koh Mirtolooi, Angelica Lai, Zachary Schwartz
Art Directors Vanessa Shyu, Yoko Kristiansen
Special Thanks
PR Consultant Dorothy He
Brand Designer Stacey Uy
UX Designer Joanna Choi

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