Whitney Meilan Yang
Whitney is a mixed race nomad who offers a critical perspective on human rights and social justice. After living in Hong Kong, Thailand, China, England, and Germany, Whitney moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 2017 where she is currently completing her MA Social Justice and Human Rights at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on the intersections of racial justice, media representation, child development, and feminist methodologies.
Whitney has completed internships with the U.S. Congress, the ACLU of Arizona, and women of color online platform We, Ceremony while pursuing her graduate degree. She has also worked as a Research Aide under Dr. Natasha Behl on the topics of gender violence and democracy.
While living overseas, Whitney worked as Project Coordinator for a tree-planting initiative in Inner Mongolia through the Jane Goodall Institute; as researcher and program developer for holistic health center Octave Living in Shanghai, China; and as Development Executive for Animals Asia, raising funds to rescue endangered moon bears from the bear bile trade in China and Vietnam. She graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London, in 2010 with a BA Sociology & Cultural Studies.