Meet the Team

Suraj Singareddy

Founder

Hi! I’m Suraj (He/Him). I’m a current high school senior from Atlanta, GA, and I am so excited to be building Asians in the Arts with all these amazing people! Outside of AitA, I’m involved in theatre and Gender-Sexuality Alliance at school. I also serves as a member of GLSEN’s National Student Council and spends my free time baking, watching studio Ghibli movies, and listening to musicals.

News & Opinions Team

Minh Anh Vu

News & Opinions Director

Oscar Kim Bauman

News & Opinions Writer

I’m a mixed third generation Korean American from New York City, and am currently a junior at Wesleyan University studying English. I love music and film, and beyond my work with Asians In The Arts, I’m an Arts and Culture Editor at the Wesleyan Argus, and a freelance reporter for Our Town NY.

Rochelle Gomez

News & Opinions Writer

Hi, I’m Rochelle! A Filipino Bred, Australian raised creative arts enthusiast. I specialize in writing about Asians in the Arts in all the latest and throwback tv, movies, music, and theatre. I am a semi-functioning adult working as a freelance writer and social media specialist. When I’m not questioning my life decisions, you will find me waiting in line to be front row in a mosh pit, planning my next hiking adventure, or attempting at-home dinner recipes. Follow me for more about all the things on my mind that interest me, confuse me and inspire me @simplesocialsiste

Chenzhen Hu (He/Them)

News & Opinions Writer

Queer East Asian diaspora from Spain. I enjoy dissecting media culture through a critical lens. Interested in social justice, critical race studies, queer theory, affect theory, disability studies, coloniality and building anti-racist movements within the Asian communities. Also, I’d also like to put some light on Asian artists beyond the US; particularly from Spain. During my free time, I am either eating, sleeping, playing computer games, reading or watching some TV show. Overall, my best time is when I’m spending it with my friends; laughing, talking, discussing or just eating hot pot together.

Jonon Gansukh

News & Opinions Writer

Heyo! My name is Jonon! Acting has been my passion since I was a youngster. I am currently based in New York City and study Acting & Theater at the New School for Drama. I also do Playwriting and article writing. I’ve always wanted to see more Asian representation in media. And I hope that our articles and work here have resonated and have had a positive effect on you and for representation. Other things about me are that I’m a big fan of animation and animals!

Susan Kuroda

News & Opinions Editor

Susan is a junior at Emerson College, where she currently studies Writing, Literature, & Publishing with a concentration on Publishing and a minor in Marketing. She joined the Asians in the Arts team because she wants to celebrate Asian stories with others that share her passion. In her free time, Susan likes to write, read, and explore new places.

Jaime Mah

News & Opinions Editor

Jenny Jinjoo Park

News & Opinions Writer

Lubin Kunwoo Park (박건우)

News & Opinions Writer

What’s good? My name is Lubin and I use he/him pronouns. I’m a recent graduate from Temple University, with a thorough track record for doing different things. I was a campus tour guide, a member of the student government, a resident assistant, and most recently, a part of the Temple News. Fun Fact: It was at the later where I developed an interest in writing and subsequently joined the Asians for the Arts team! I am throughly excited to share my love for the asian community in articles soon to come. Cheers!

Carla Matsue

News & Opinions Editor

I’m a Brazillian journalist, trying to understand where is my place. I’m always unsatisfied.

Cara Delos Reyes

News & Opinions Writer

Anne Lizette Sta. Maria

News & Opinions Writer

Minh Anh Vu

News & Opinions Editor

Prose & Poetry Team

Rebecca Choe

Prose & Poetry Director

Rodlyn-mae Banting

Prose & Poetry Editor

Cato Jun

Prose & Poetry Writer

Hey there! My name is Cato and I am one of the Prose+Poetry Staff Writers for Asians in the Arts. I try to focus on Asian folklore, traditions, and even other artists as muses for my pieces to share with everyone the beauty of our cultures. Besides writing, I also love knitting, crocheting, binging black-and-white films and animes, and editing videos for my YouTube channel. I absolutely love being part of such a supportive department and team, and am excited for you to see what all we have to offer!

Emerald Liu

Prose & Poetry Editor

Alma Mark

Prose & Poetry Writer

Steven Sakai

Art + Graphics Team

Rigel Bergonio

Art + Graphics Director

Angie Orbeta

Staff Artist

Hi! I’m Angie, a Filipina artist currently studying animation. Raised in America my whole life, I’ve been meaning to tap more into my Asian background and learn more about different Asian cultures in general. I feel especially grateful that I can be a staff artist for Asian in the Arts because I can connect with myself on a cultural level by doing what I love most- which is art! When I’m not creating I enjoy dancing, listening to music, and geeking out over my favorite shows and movies ( and sometimes even drawing fanart too! )

Artstation

Aniqa Ahmed

Staff Artist

Vivi Hashiguchi

Staff Artist

Peri Law

Staff Artist