Edric hails from the forgotten borough of New York City (shoutout to the Wu Tang Clan!) and now strives to make sure no one is forgotten. He studied anthropology and poetry at Princeton, where he began to make sense of his childhood experiences as the son of Chinese immigrants growing up at the crossroad of manicured suburbia and NYCHA developments. In college, he advocated for Asian-American representation, designed for wider access to affordable housing, and organized Sudanese asylum seekers living in the streets of Paris. He also co-led a service trip on environmental racism & injustice in New York City, connecting the dots from his childhood to his current worldview on migration & environmental justice.
Since graduating in 2018, Edric has become the Program Director at Emma’s Torch, a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers refugees through culinary education and job placement services. In his free time, Edric can be found writing scraps of poetry, dancing, or frolicking along the waterfronts all over the city.