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Akayi Thein


Skyline College (Class of 2017)

Cornell University (Class of 2019)

Leadership Background:

Vice President of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society (2015-2017, Skyline College)

Doctors Without Borders at Cornell Student Chapter (2019)

Her Favorite Quote:

"Try not to become a man of success, but rather  try to become a man of value." - Albert Einstein 


Akayi believes that education is the foundation of socioeconomically and morally healthy communities. Akayi first joined YSE as the iSTEM Program Director in 2016 and the Social Media and Networking Chair in 2017. Due to her outstanding performance and dedication to YSE, she was promoted to Executive Director on April 17th, 2018. Outside of YSE, she also serves as a mentor at BridgeBurma starting in September 2020. 

Her Hobbies:

Akayi enjoys drawing, painting, reading, and hiking. 

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