from the community, for the community!
Amanda is a community organizer and writer who thinks a lot about oppression, the economics of things, and femme as a political identity. For her, optimism is necessary.
Karen aspires to use software & data for social good. She enjoys reading, drawing, dancing, and finding new perspectives. Sometimes too meta to function. Theme song = “everything is awesome”
Ad techie, community activator, and photographer with writerly tendencies. Her favorite activities include listening to podcasts and hollowing cantaloupe with a large spoon.
Rob enjoys fixing things, inspecting things, organizing things, and generally the world of things. And people too, they are extremely awesome. He also drums, hikes, canoes, and drinks lots of milk.
Storyteller, musician, curator of whimsy, and staunch defender of art as a healing power. Sruthi works for a behavioral marketing startup and is lowkey panicking at how many books she owns.
East Meets Beats Organizer
Producer, Podcaster, and Video Editing Enthusiast! Ludjy is the current curator for the East Meets Beats producer showcase and loves terrible puns.
Sam K. Yoon
Cataloguer, writer, and occasional artist. Will ruin a party by talking endlessly about stereotyping in media and eating all the snacks. Should be invited to every party. Doing their best to be brave. Please talk to them about dragons.
Advocate of Soul Recovery. Cai has a background in Studio Painting/Ceramics & Art History, and is also currently working as a TA for visual arts in several public schools around Boston.
Melissa is a time-traveling 20-something who, after a brief romantic coming-of-age space western in Houston, is back in Boston working as a web designer.
Julianne is a high school English teacher and art enthusiast who dabbles in various creative pursuits from writing to visual art and everything in between. She hails from Provincetown, MA and ever will be "The Kid at the Beach"
Ally Ang is a writer and a Pisces whose interests include social justice, ending capitalism, and creating things. You can contact Ally on Twitter and Instagram @TheOceanIsGay, or through astral projection.
Assistant Building Manager
Board Certified Awkward Turtle. biology student and stage manager with Artist's Theater of Boston. dabbler in things (art, music, dance, stuff). cuddly chronic insomniac who likes pasta, writing angsty poetry, hugs, and dank memes.
Keerthi Shetty StreetBio Community Lab Lead Email
Biologist, community engager, STEM mentor and education advocate, social good supporter, policy enthusiast, nature lover, dancer, and chronic chocoholic
EMW Media Team | Borderlands Lead
Lover-hater of political theory, connoisseur of wistful words, hiker of hikes, biker of bikes, and occasional rhymer of rhymes. She would like to un-creepily append you to her mental Atlas of the Human Condition (aka she would like to get to know you), so hit her up if you have extra bubble wrap.
Justin (Juan) Vistro
East Meets Words Program Co-Lead
Removing the veil between Filipinos. Artist platformer. In house coffee consultant.
Artist in residence
Spoken word poet. Fourth-year Harvard medical student. Likes Tribe and Wu-Tang. Dislikes old people. Shout out to H-Mart Cambridge. Shout out to Korean girls who wear snapbacks.
Artist in residence
AKA goyama AKA yungluffy AKA kawaii. Possibly world's only beat maker / future speech language pathologist / and ramen connoisseur <3<3
An excessively time-conscious developing audio enthusiast fascinated by all forms of art. Coming from the west coast to make the coolest studio and label on the east coast.
Illustrator | Designer
Artist, designer, and part time procrasti-napper. Sparks dialogue about race and class by spray painting fried chicken. Likes fight movies, comic books, and vanilla pudding.
Graphic Designer | Photographer
A freelance graphic designer, photographer, painter, drawer. Joined EMW team 2014 and has never looked back. Active, open, creative, jack of all trades, and fun sized!
Polymath, polyglot. Progeny of Pacific paradise. Purveyor of pastries and Pilipino pamangan. Peter Piper peer with a palate for politics and a penchant for pedals, percussion and puzzles.
Designer and musician.
EMW Gallery Co-Lead
Hongye Wu recently graduated from Tufts University with Political Science and Art History degrees. She intends to tell stories in a both political and artistic way.
Youth Science Initiative Coordinator
Jammin' jazz pianist, sleepless scientist, aspiring healer-educator, and nationally-ranked tetris champ from South Central Los Angeles. He has a deep disdain for wet socks and endless love for rainy days.