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Aimee Yan

2018 Fellow

HERlead Fellow


Aimee Yan is a sophomore studying the intersections of Public Policy, Business, and Social and Economic Justice at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She is a passionate advocate for the Asian American community, education equity, and social justice. As a HERlead Fellow, Aimee founded Project Pantry and distributed 1,000 items of professional clothing to homeless families; created a confidential food pantry serving 400 low-income students; and raised over $4,000 for homeless students across Colorado. Her passion for education led to her involvement as a Board Member on the YouthRoots Board of Directors and research assistant studying the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on first-generation college students. She spends her free time storytelling, reading, and hiking in the Rocky Mountains.