Assistant Social Media Manager
Emily Qi is a 15-year-old youth activist, aspiring coder, and is constantly trying to help people in need. Emily has always used the skills she learned as a young girl to lead and create a positive impact on the community and on others she has helped. From running an online community on the app Amino of a past hobby containing 21k community members to creating a successful community of her own from the ground up. Connecting with others and working with a team towards a common goal has always been something she has loved.
In the past two years, she was president of the only volunteer club at her school, she volunteered to help incoming 6th graders coming into middle school where she made sure to attend all community events hosted and ensured the 6th graders felt welcome and not confused as they navigate through middle school. During this pandemic, Emily decided to take the time to stay at home to explore career paths and take charge of becoming the best version of herself. She stumbled upon multiple STEM opportunities,
applied to them, and soon after accepted. (Girls Who Code, and Built By Girls). Then she began researching the unjust systems America contains and prompted to become an activist and at all times a constant anti-racist.
Her work to help others is still not done and this bio is not finished as life is a constant work in progress. A quote she reminds us all to never forget is...“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ― Nelson Mandela