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Carter Jones

Carter Jones is a junior at Roosevelt High School and involved in the fine arts programs at his school. He is a Chinese American and … Read More

Chandana Kodavatiganti

Chandana Kodavatiganti is a Waukee High School senior. She is an Indian-American who speaks Telugu fluently. In her spare time she likes to travel, volunteer, … Read More

Chyna Kavan

Chyna Kavan is the Youth Program Coordinator at Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity. She was born and raised in Des Moines, IA and … Read More

Danya Albert

Danya Albert was born and raised in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).  She always has compassion towards people, enjoys learning new things, and wishes … Read More

Ebtehal Alzakrooty

Ebtehal Alzakrooty is an advocate and Program Coordinator at SAFI (Support for Arab Families in Iowa), a program under Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity … Read More

Emily Le

Emily Le is a Vietnamese American junior at Roosevelt High School and Central Academy. She is passionate about racial and gender equality and looks up to … Read More

Eunice Lee

Eunice Lee is a peer-to-peer advocate studying Sociology, Linguistics, and Policy Studies at Grinnell College. Her goal is to offer support systems, trustworthy communities, and … Read More

Hieu Pham

Hieu Pham is the Co-Director of Programs at Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity, an organization serving victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault … Read More

Hla Paing

Hla Paing is a junior at Lincoln high school. He is first-generation Karen and speaks Karen and English fluently. He is involved in Speech & … Read More

Ishan Chawla

Ishan Chawla is a rising junior at Valley High School and is a squad leader for the alto saxophones in marching band and also plays … Read More

Jalyn Wu

Jalyn Wu is a senior at Valley High School, where she is a member of National Honors Society and a Student Ambassador Tutor. She is … Read More

Janna Noori

Janna Noori is a student at Roosevelt High School and Central Academy. She is passionate about racial equality, women’s rights and gender equality. She is … Read More

Lata D’Mello

Lata D’Mello is the Co-Director of Programs (Iowa City) of Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity, an organization serving victims/survivors of domestic violence and … Read More

Lena Sylalom

Lena Sylalom is the legal advocate at Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity. Lena comes from the Lao community. She has served as a … Read More

Loulwa Soweid

Loulwa Soweid is a Lebanese/American/Palestinian public health practitioner and Multilingual Advocate and Community Outreach Worker at Monsoon. She received her MPH from the Boston University … Read More

Lynn Phu

Lynn Phu is a senior at North High School and Central Academy. She is Vietnamese-American and speaks Vietnamese. She is passionate about racial equity in … Read More

Madelin Schwager

Madelin Schwager is a junior at Roosevelt High School and Central Academy. She is a member of Central’s CORE group and the Roosevelt soccer team. She … Read More

Mira Yusef

Mira Yusef is a co-founder of Monsoon and a co-founder and staff member of the National Asians Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV), a program … Read More

Ni Ra Ya Paw

Ni Ra Ya Paw is a Multilingual Advocate and Community Outreach Worker at Monsoon. Her actual name is Nik’ya, but some officials got it wrong … Read More

Nickie Nguyen

Nickie Nguyen is the Campus Program Coordinator at Monsoon Asians and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity. She will oversee intern-led campus programming and assists in direct … Read More

Ondrea Li

Ondrea Li is a peer-to-peer youth advocate and outreach worker. As a junior, she attends Valley High School in Des Moines. Before coming to Iowa … Read More

Risha Shetye

Risha Shetye is a senior at Valley High School in West Des Moines. Risha is passionate about destigmatizing mental health issues and domestic violence abuse … Read More

Rose Annie Gonzales

Rose Annie Gonzales is the program assistant at Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity.  She was born and raised in the Philippines, moved to … Read More

Shreya Joshi

Shreya Joshi is a sophomore at Valley High School where she is a member of the Student Council and World Cultures Club. She is a … Read More

Soe Moe

Soe Moe is a multilingual advocate at Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity, an organization serving victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in … Read More

Tara Gurung

Tara Gurung is a multilingual advocate at Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity, an organization serving victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in … Read More

Tarmutes (Aiyuko) Maun

Tarmutes (Aiyuko) Maun was born and raised in the Marshall Islands. She moved to the US in 2010 to seek better education and better opportunities. … Read More

Tiya Ann Tito

Tiya Tito is a campus intern peer-to-peer advocate and community outreach worker at Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity. She was born and raised … Read More

Usicha Marchant

Usicha Marchant is the financial manager at Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity, an organization serving victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in … Read More