Board of Directors

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Yifei Gao

President/Founder

Yifei is a third year at Emory University studying Economics and Psychology/Linguistics. She hopes to use her expertise to increase diversity and decrease inequality in the arts industry. She is passionate about combating inequality through innovation and opening lines of dialogue. 

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Mariam El Awad

Social Impact Director

Mariam is a first-year student at Mass Art double majoring in art history and printmaking. Through Art for Heart, she aims to uplift underprivileged artists by further diversifying the professional art field. She is a first-generation immigrant who comes from a Palestinian-Lebanese family. She is very passionate about social justice, politics, and literature.

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Jason Jin

 Outreach Director

Jason is a second year at Emory University, studying business with a finance concentration. He is from Sanford, Florida. His favorite hobbies include dancing (@EmoryTNT) on campus, yoga, and going on spontaneous adventures with friends. His favorite art style is tattoo art. 

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Dany Hernandez

Creations Director

Dany is a third year at Emory University studying marketing and entrepreneurship. He immigrated from Cuba to the United States at the age of 5, and currently lives in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he enjoys spending time with family and doing graphic design. He developed a passion for communications and story-telling, specifically in creative expression. He loves design and expressing himself artistically.