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Danielle Geathers


Course 2

Class of 2022

Hometown: Miami, FL

Fun Fact: I drank apple juice every day of 2018.


UA Presidential Candidate

Yu Jing Chen


Course 11-6

Class of 2022

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Fun Fact: I've trekked the Himalayas.

Yu Jing Chen

UA Vice Presidential Candidate

After serving a full term on the UA officer team as the Officer of Diversity, Danielle has gained experience in a myriad of campus programs and has actively fought to make MIT more equitable. In addition to serving on the Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, she chairs the UA Community and Diversity Committee. Her accomplishments range from successfully advocating for the removal of subject tests in MIT admissions to the implementation of Tomorrow Time in collaboration with S^3 which engaged over 400 students and resulted in the donation of 600 meals. Danielle has worked closely with student leaders to implement projects such as the Pani Puri mixer with SAAS, the creation of a temporary spa with Cru and a soul searching night with the BSU. Additionally, she partners with several Institute offices such as the OME, OMP and the ICEO and has experience representing student interests to members of MIT's administration. Currently, she is working to purchase and send over 250 books recommended by current MIT students to potential Class of 2024 members as well as managing Talented Ten, a program she created to increase the matriculation rate of black women to MIT.

At MIT, Yu Jing can be found pretty much everywhere— she is beyond grateful to have found community in various corners of campus, all the while forging space and platforms to empower those that are traditionally unheard across campus. From the First Generation and/or Low Income Institute Working Group to the Burton Conner Transition Team, Yu Jing persists to uphold student needs and concerns in face of administration. She is not afraid to push the boundaries, often administering her own advocacy projects, including Reclaimed, a Lobby 7 photo mural project featuring students of immigrant backgrounds, as well as organizing the #MoneyMatters Campaign with CASE, mobilizing Asian American civic engagement and vote through the Chinese Students Club, and an Asian and/or Pacific Islander American Activist Spotlight and photo mural for APIA Heritage Month with the MIT Asian American Initiative. Her impact in advocacy earned her the 2019 MIT First Year Leadership Award, as well as the opportunity to speak at the MIT Multicultural Awards Banquet.

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