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.

Doreen Zhao

Trailblazer
she/her, Chinese

Doreen supports our social storytelling and creates eye-catching designs for our community gatherings. She’s most passionate about class consciousness, collective liberation, and graphic design and loves cooking, making playlists, and playing video games.

Catherine Peng

Trailblazer

Catherine is one of our Trailblazers. She helps Slant’d to manage our socials, where she shares stories from history as a way to engage with AAPI political & artistic legacy. When she’s not thinking about various public policy research projects, you’ll find her napping in the sun with her crabapple tree and a sketchbook.

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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