About Us

Through networking, we formed a community with individuals who shared similar interests and vision. This is how the collective, AAPI Creatives & Entrepreneurs (ACE) was formed. We believe that by bringing the artistic efforts of local and national creative and entrepreneurial AAPI communities together under one roof, we can continue to build a thriving community.

Angel Yang

Angel is an ideation, strategy and design professional. She has over a decade experience in the financial services industry, fashion, healthcare, and non-profit. Her expertise is in international business development, sales and marketing strategy, and establishing private-public partnerships. She is co-owner of Goldyn Specs, an independent eyewear brand.

Angie Zhou

My name is Angie and I am an artist & an activist. I’ve always wanted to utilize my passion for art to benefit the community. In 2015, I moved to California to pursue a dual masters in International Development and International Management through the school of Global Policy & Strategy at UCSD. This is when I began creating the outline for my dream nonprofit, The Giving Canvas.

Choua Vang

Choua started her career in food service operations and after completing her MBA, pursued a marketing career in consumer packaged goods. She is an active mentor at America Needs You, serving low-income first-generation college students. Her background in brand management and entrepreneurial drive contributes to Cali & Dana's long-term growth.

Dana Hibbard-Herrera

Dana moved to NYC to start her fashion career after finishing her undergraduate degree. She has over 14 years of experience in fashion design with specialization in denim. Her entrepreneurial spirit led her to becoming the creative guru at Cali & Dana.

Faith Zeng

Faith Zeng is a new media artist and creative technologist based in New York City with an interest in augmented reality, video, and installations. Currently, she is finishing up her BFA in Interactive Media Arts at New York University. In her free time, she runs Sad Boiz Co with her friends, a jewelry and arts brand featuring an apathetic lemon, and Sunset Cherry Designs, a polymer clay earring shop.

Jason Zhu

Jason is a designer who currently leads design at Nen Creative. His experience lies in branding, product design, and experiential design. He holds a Bachelors of Design from Carnegie Mellon and has previously freelanced for or worked at Google, Boston Consulting Group, and Playbook Technologies. If you want to talk design, tech, or just want to grab a drink reach out!

Leakena Khy

Lea is a Cambodian-American creative who enjoys crocheting, watercolor painting, and cooking. She is passionate about doing her part to help uphold human rights and so, she currently works as a Program Operations Associate at finEQUITY.org, a fintech nonprofit that focuses on advancing the financial health of those impacted by incarceration. Lea holds a B.A. in International Studies, with two minors - Law & Ethics and Politics & Human Rights. She has experience as an Intern at the NYC Department of Administrative Services, as a Youth NGO Representative of Medical Mission Sisters at the United Nations, and as a member of the Letters for Black Lives Khmer Translation Team.

Mai Vang

I’m Mai Vang. My parents were refugees that were brought to the US under a peace treaty signed by President Regan during WWII. They met in high school 1979 and married in 1980. Seven children later, they now reside in Green Bay, WI. I, one of the seven children, moved to Denver, CO in 2000. During my time in Denver I obtained my BS in Health information management from Regis University. My love for business and school led to my MBA graduating April 2016. I’ve been doing healthcare IT software consulting for the last few years. I currently work for NYU Langone as a Senior Solutions Developer in NYC. I’m also the co-founder of Saucey Boy LLC located in NYC.

Rivy-Major Q Oponda

A filipina who moved from Hong Kong to NYC in 2015. Rivy is one of the co-owner of The Boiis Co, an all filipinx mochi based dessert shop in Queens NYC. The Boiis Co have been in operations since 2019. Specialising in Tofu Mochi Bites, Mooks (Mochi-filled-cookies) and Basque Mochi Cheesecake. Before The Boiis Co, she has had 7 years of fine dining and hospitality experiences under her belt. On the side, she's been a food photographer and social media manager for small businesses in nyc for 5 years.

Trinity Lin

Trinity is a builder, connector, dreamer and do-er. She is a proud Chinese American restaurant child who moved from Michigan to NYC after college and hasn’t looked back since. Trinity serves as a business technology consultant for F500 clients. Additionally, she consults on strategy and growth for minority-owned small businesses, including fashion brands Ladies Nation and Divinity NYC. Trinity believes that creativity, social justice, and business should not be mutually exclusive, and that together everyone can make an impact.

Interested in joining our team?