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Leadership Team

Jennifer Duann Fultz

Jennifer Duann Fultz

Editor in Chief and Chief Executive Auntie

JDF is the editor in chief of Mochi magazine, a freelance web designer, and all-purpose Internet auntie. She creates resources for Asian American freelancers at ChiefExecutiveAuntie.com. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking, pretending to organize her home, and starting too many side projects.

Kelly Moon

Kelly Moon

Executive Editor and Head of Business Development

Kelly Moon, MBA, MS, is the executive editor and head of business development for Mochi Magazine. She has been a content creator, editor, writer and marketing leader for more than a decade, working in ed tech, nonprofits, media and publishing. She loves synthesizing and translating complex information just as much as she loves baking earl gray cupcakes and singing show tunes.
Melody Ip

Melody Ip

Managing Editor

Melody Ip is the Managing Editor for Mochi magazine and a freelance copy editor/writer by night; by day, she reads Harry Potter books and sings along to KidzBop with her three kids. She loves the trees and rain of the Pacific Northwest, still sends handwritten letters, and always has at least five books on her nightstand.

Stephanie Lee, MD

Stephanie Lee, MD

Director of Public Relations

Adelina Sun

Adelina Sun

Director of Marketing

Section Editors

Virginia Duan

Virginia Duan

Entertainment Editor

Virginia Duan is the Entertainment Editor for Mochi magazine and the Living Justice Editor for Diverging Magazine. You can find her work on various sites like Romper, Mom.com, Diverging Mag, and Mochi magazine. She hosts the Noona ARMY Podcast and founded BrAzn AZN, the only retreat for APIDA creatives. She chronicles her mishaps at https://mandarinmama.com.

Emily Gao

Emily Gao

Lifestyle Editor

Emily Lu Gao, Lifestyle Editor and Writer for Mochi magazine, is the daughter of Chinese immigrants from San Diego, CA. She likes assembling playlists, eating ice cream and giving animals belly rubs.

Ivy Payne

Ivy Payne

Fashion Editor

Ivy Payne, Fashion Editor at Mochi, has always played dress up. Throughout her childhood living in Los Angeles (Culver City, specifically) she was known as best dressed. It wasn’t necessarily the brands she wore but how her outfits were effortlessly put together. She began her fashion career working for international mall developer, Westfield, then made her way to Marie Claire magazine. However, now she plays dress up on the big screen (or small, if you prefer the iPhone) as a Costume Designer, bringing life to characters through clothes. If she’s not storytelling with wardrobe, you’ll find her with personal clients making them feel and look their best. 

Tori Smith

Tori Smith

Beauty Editor

Tori Smith is the Beauty Editor at Mochi magazine and the editorial assistant at Quartz. She was previously the administrative manager at Truth Revolution Records, and studied classical piano at The Crane School of Music. Adopted from South Korea, she currently lives in New York City and is actively involved with the thriving adoptee community there.

Iris Zhao

Iris Zhao

Lifestyle Editor

Giannina Ong

Giannina Ong

Activism Editor

Giannina Ong is completing her master’s in women’s and gender studies at University of Toronto. She is a nerd: she loves reading, writing, and being in the classroom. At Mochi magazine, she serves as activism editor and co-editor of Black Allyship @ Mochi, in addition to writing and copyediting.

Copy Team

Sarah Jinee Park

Sarah Jinee Park

Copy Chief

Sarah Jinee Park is a Korean American writer and editor from Queens, NY. She has work forthcoming in Polychrome Magazine and Truancy Magazine this winter. Currently, she is working on a surrealist novel, volunteering as Copy Chief for Mochi magazine, and learning how to live a greener lifestyle.

Kelisha Menon

Kelisha Menon

Copy Editor

Yvonne Su

Yvonne Su

Copy Editor

Yvonne Su, Copy Editor for Mochi magazine, is a reader and writer. She is interested in human rights issues related to women, in Southeast Asia in particular. Her hobbies are crafts, blogging and books. You can find her on Instagram or Twitter.

Tenyia Lee

Tenyia Lee

Copy Editor

Staff Writers

Kelly Pau

Kelly Pau

Staff Writer

Kelly Pau is a Staff Writer for Mochi and describes herself as the Asian Carrie Bradshaw (if you swap the romance articles for race and culture and keep the closet, of course). A New York City native inspired by the blessed diversity she grew up with, Kelly is dedicated to expanding her community by spending her life reporting on the always inspiring news and work from underrepresented and marginalized communities, even if she has to exist on cup noodles to do so (as if she didn’t already). For more updates on what’s new and what’s worth your attention, follow her on Twitter.

Lily Rugo

Lily Rugo

Staff Writer

I’m a content creator from St. Louis and ended up in Boston. I’m a bookseller by day and in my spare time I make podcasts, write about pop culture, and overthink my identity.

Amanda Hu

Amanda Hu

Staff Writer

Tiffany Ngo

Tiffany Ngo

Staff Writer

Tiffany Ngo is a writer, student, and foodie from Texas. She has been writing professionally since the age of 12 and has since also developed a passion for literature, the humanities and learning. Tiffany is currently studying at the University of Texas at Austin and can be found learning how to code or exploring new restaurants in her free time.

Catherine Zaw

Catherine Zaw

Staff Writer

Yimin Peng

Yimin Peng

Staff Writer

Tria Chang

Tria Chang

Staff Writer

Tria Chang is co-editor of the Black Allyship @ Mochi column and writer for Mochi magazine. Her writing has been featured in The Washington Post, Ozy, the NYT Now app, HuffPost, Narratively, Slant’d Media, Thought Catalog, and the Editor’s Picks of Medium, among other places. When not writing, she co-runs Make America Dinner Again, and has appeared on NPR, BBC, ABC, The Blaze, Mother Jones, and at SXSW to discuss and model how to build understanding across political lines. Find her on Instagram.

Angela Zhang

Angela Zhang

Staff Writer

Marketing & Creative Team

Carole Kau

Carole Kau

Social Media Manager

Kanica Phok

Kanica Phok

Social Media Coordinator

Kelsey Tanouye

Kelsey Tanouye

Social Media Coordinator

Kelsey Tanouye is the Social Media Manager for Mochi magazine and, in a nutshell, is bad with plants, semi-okay with people and best when in her element at a concert. Born and raised on Oahu (Hawaii), she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Linfield College, where she majored in mass communication and minored in business management, and now works full-time as a communications and marketing professional. As a Japanese-American, her work is driven by two main factors — passion and heritage. Connect with her on LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram to talk serious or send memes. Both are cool.

Colleen Ly

Colleen Ly

Art Director

Colleen Ly is a digital marketer, graphic designer, and content writer. She loves animals, plants, mountains, and most of all, food. She aspires to travel the world and pet every dog. Check out her work at www.colleenly.com.

Marketing Designer

Marketing Designer

Alyssa De La Rosa

Danielle Slauter

Danielle Slauter

Social Media Coordinator

Web Manager

Web Manager

Kathy Pham

Mochi Alumni

Maggie Hsu, Co-founder

Stephanie Wu, Co-founder and Editor-at-Large

Tammy Hui, Creative

Julie Leung, Editorial

Sandra Sohn, Co-Founder

Anna Wu, Creative

Serena Wu, Creative

Teresa Wu, Editorial

April Xie, Editorial

Gina Lin, Business

Gabrielle Yo, Business

Jane Choi, Editorial

Wan Yi Fang, Business

Destynee Powell, Editorial

Erika Lam, Business

Alice Hu, Business

Eileen Jen, Business

Brandie Raasch, Creative

Alexander Liang, Editorial

Susan Hirai, Editorial

Noel Duan, Editorial

Eunice Son, Creative

Michelle Cheng, Editorial

Xiaofei Jalette, Editorial (Fashion)

Jaeil Cho, Illustrator

Kimberly Tran, Editorial

Catherine Zaw, Editorial

Esther Cho, West Coast Contributor

Heidi Carreon, Editorial

Erika Lee, Editorial

Christine Wei, Editorial (Executive Editor)

Sora Hwang, Editorial (Managing Editor)

Angela Lee, Business

Jennifer Kung, Editorial

Vivian Luu, Editorial

Jackelyn Ho, Editorial

Jasmine Ako, Business

Stephanie Yang, Creative

Malia Griggs, Editorial

Alicia Ritchey, Editorial

Sharon Lee, Web

Grace S. Cheng, Advisory Board

Irene Yu, Web

Angela Zhang, Business

Esther Suh, Editorial

Victoria Chai, Business

Zhi Bo Deng, Web

Tiffany Yu, Business

Victoria Tsay, Business

Amy Lee, Business

Kirsten Ho, Business

Tiffany Hu, Creative Director

Rosalie Chan, Editorial

Kar Yi Lim, Beauty Editor

 Jessica Yeung, Creative

Khanh Pham, Graphic Designer

Rachel Yang, Editorial

Ubin Li, Creative

Yifan He, Creative

Mandy Yeh, Creative

Yi-Jin Yu, Editorial

Tiffany Ayuda, Editorial (Blog Editor)

Sarah Spitz, Editorial

Bonnie He, Editorial

Elaine Low, Editorial (Blog Editor)

Jessica Yang, Editorial

Mona Ho, Business

Lindsey Kim, Creative

Marcie LaCerte, Creative

Jennifer Kong, Creative

Jennifer Chin, Editorial

Francesca Manto, Social Media

Alexa Strabuk, Editorial

Jennifer H Kim, Editorial

Marietta Leung, Photographer

Stephanie Wang, Photographer

Leslie Yeh, Design Director

Emmi Murao, Illustrator

Quincy Cho, Editorial

Emily Outtarac, Editorial

Camille Nguyen, West Coast Editor

Esther Kao, Social Media Coordinator

Fei Lu, Arts & Culture Editor

Stephanie Poon, Social Media Coordinator

Alice Tang, President

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