Bernice Huiying Chan is the daughter of immigrant parents from Toisan, China. She attended Wellesley College, where she created her own Ethnic Studies Major and was a lead organizer of a student movement calling for the college to institutionalize Ethnic Studies and provide greater resources for marginalized students. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Huiying experienced and witnessed the racism and injustices within schools in relation to how working -class Asian immigrants are treated in society. She strives for a day when the next generation does not have to experience the same inequalities and one where children of color are not ashamed of their roots and home language. Huiying loves to write, perform at Open Mics, and engage in anything related to the creative arts.