THE FOUNDERS

Emily Feng

Emily Feng is a junior at Interlake High School in Bellevue, WA. She is an avid participant in Speech and Debate, Future Problem Solving, and Future Business Leaders of America. In her free time, Emily loves to write, paint, and play badminton.

Freya Gulamali

Freya Gulamali is a junior at Interlake High School in Bellevue, WA. She participates in Model UN, Biology Olympiad, and Orchestra. In her free time, you can find her watching late night comedies, painting abstract art, and relaxing at Starbucks.

Ashley Liang

Ashley Liang is a junior at Interlake High School in Bellevue, WA. She participates in Science Olympiad, Operation Smile, and is on her school’s dance team. In her free time, Ashley enjoys running, baking, and playing the violin.

REGIONAL DIRECTORS

Derrik Chen

ILLINOIS, USA

Derrik is a high school student at Glenbrook North High School in Illinois. He is involved in debate, local government, and other extracurricular activities. Derrik decided to join S&S because he firmly believes that reporting unheard stories is important for all of us in times like these. In today’s world, information is often lost due to selective media coverage.

Danielle Gu

TEXAS, USA

Danielle is a sophomore at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy in Austin, TX. She participates in the debate team, band, and tennis. Danielle joined S&S because she is passionate about preserving communities during a time of social distancing. Some of her favorite hobbies include drawing, reading, and drinking lots of coffee.

Shaurir Ramanujan

KANSAS, USA

Shaurir is a student at Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kansas. Shaurir decided to join the S&S team because he values the importance of stories and communication, especially in historic and unprecedented times. In his free time, Shaurir enjoys watching Jeopardy, baking, playing tennis, and coin collecting.

WASHINGTON REPORTERS

Lillian Huang

BELLEVUE, WA

Lillian Huang is a sophomore at Newport High School in Bellevue, WA. She joined the Solace & Solidarity team because she loves meeting new people and learning about new ways to give back to the community! In her free time, Lillian enjoys playing volleyball, hanging out with her friends, and all things anime.

Vy Nguyen

MILL CREEK, WA

Vy Nguyen is a junior at Jackson High School and Cascadia College in Mill Creek, WA. She loves tennis, volunteering at the NOAH animal shelter, and listening to music. Vy joined S&S to help people stay connected during these difficult times. She also enjoys talking to many different people and seeing how they are keeping busy and well.

Nandini Daga

BELLEVUE, WA

Nandini Daga is a junior at Interlake High School in Bellevue, WA. When Nandini is not writing, you can find her baking, playing the violin, participating in Model United Nations, and learning different languages! Through Solace and Solidarity, Nandini hopes to help alleviate the disconnect between people in our community during this time.

Eric Shiu

SAMMAMISH, WA

Eric Shiu is a sophomore at Skyline High School in Sammamish, WA. In his spare time, he enjoys composing and writing short stories. He decided to join Solace and Solidarity because he wanted to have a better understanding of the community around him and also to meet new people!

Eunice Cho

SAMMAMISH, WA

Eunice Cho is a junior at Skyline High School in Sammamish, WA. At school, she loves participating in JSA, band, and various other clubs and activities; at home, she enjoys listening to music and watching anime. Through Solace and Solidarity, she hopes to help foster understanding at a time of exacerbated disconnect and distress.