Ryan Xie is a rising Junior at Greenhill School in Addison, Texas. He strives to help others by giving back to the community. One of the largest expenses for a low-income family is food. By volunteering at the North Texas Food Bank, even the slightest bit of help can have an enormous impact on others and change a child’s life. A High Honor Roll student, he is engaged in many clubs at his high school, including holding President and other leadership positions. Ryan also leads multiple volunteer organizations. Some hobbies include driving, cars, golfing, soccer, skiing, and swimming. He has also a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and competes at the National level. He hopes to positively impact the community and actively help those around him.
William Yan – VP of Activities
Hi! My name is William. Even though the world's overall supply of food is bigger than the overall demand, millions of people still suffer from hunger. Realizing this, I joined Nihao Youth program to help relieve hunger. I want to share my experience and leadership skills gained in school clubs and other organizations to help the Nihao initiative. In my free time, I love watching soccer and motorsports games.
Kevin Xu – VP of Communications
I'm a 17-year-old rising senior at Lovejoy High School. I'm interested in programming and computer science, and I plan to continue those studies in college. So far, I have been maintaining and updating our website to make sure everyone can access all of our resources in one place.
Vivian Chen – VP of Membership
Vivian Chen is a 9th grader at The Episcopal School of Dallas (ESD). Vivian wanted to join Nihao because she is empathetic towards those who undergo hunger and poverty. She strives to make a difference for the community around her and change it for the better. For activities, she enjoys oil paintings and pencil drawings as well as reading and playing the flute in her free time. At school, she is fond of mathematics, history and foriegn languages. She is participating in Advanced Studio Art and Computer Sciences in school.
Harris Xie – VP of Activities
Hello! My name is Harris Xie. I am fourteen years old and I am a freshman this year at Greenhill School in Addison, TX. I decided to be a part of the Nihao initiative because one in 5 people go hungry and I believe that together as a community we could change this statistic. I also have two dogs named Lando and Bella that are both adorable and extremely energetic. I enjoy doing family activities and some of my favorite sports that I like to play include Swimming, Watersports, Basketball, Golf, and winter sports. I’ve been a high honor roll student in all my years at Greenhill and I am also apart of Quiz bowl and debate National teams at my school, as well as a Blackbelt in Taekwondo. As the VP of activities I will create interesting and creative events to raise money to the Nihao organization and to the foodbank as well as attracting new members for the Nihao group by making things fun.
Irina Li – Content Creation Officer
Hello! I’m Irina Li. I’m quite fond of fencing, playing volleyball, reading, drawing, and writing in my spare time. Poetry must be my favorite form of writing. As of art, I’ve learned how to draw hands. Hands are most often the most difficult aspect of drawing humans. The eyes are manageable, even pleasant, and the hair comes easily, along with proportions, so long as you practice a little. That would be all for the art tips (goodness, this bio really ran off track-), and please stay safe out there!
Henry Liu – Activities Officer
My name is Henry Liu. I am attending 8th grade at Killian Middle School. I like to play video games and tennis in my free time. However, I also love to help out others via the Nihao Youth Program in addition to my hobbies.
George Huang – Treasurer
Hi! My name is George Huang, and I am around to be the treasurer for the Nihao Youth Program. I am eager to improve this newly formed community by helping our team members with anything within and beyond my ability. I love watching films, reading, hanging out with my pets (Archie and Charlie) and flying model airplanes. My favorite book is Lord of the Rings and my favorite film is the Matrix trilogy. Team work makes the dream work and I am so excited to be part of this amazing team. I love making new friends, so don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!
Melody Tian – Activities Officer
My name is Melody Tian, and I'm the activities officer in the Nihao Youth Ambassador Program. I'm a rising Sophomore at The Hockaday School. I love volunteering because it brings smiles to the people I'm helping and I want to make a positive impact in the world. In my free time, I love dancing, writing, drawing, and eating ice cream.
Rainie Luo – Promotion Officer
I’m Rainie. I’m going to be a junior in the 2021-2022 school year. In my free time, I enjoy crocheting, figure skating, fashion design, and making videos on BiliBili.com that teach Chinese students English.
Harry Liu – Activities Officer
Hi, my name is Harry and I am a junior at Allen high school. I am on the Varsity Swim team that allows me to enjoy various competitions. Helping and putting a smile on your face is what I love doing. I also love watching TV shows, anime, and movies. I am a huge marvel fan! I am also in the National honors society in my high school and I volunteer in all sorts of events. Partnering with NiHao food bank allows me to help more people around my area and put a smile on everyone who couldn’t afford to buy food and have difficulties paying bills.
Cory Liu – Member Recruitment Officer
Hi my name is Cory Liu and I am entering junior year in high school and plan on attending med or dental school in the future. I enjoy playing soccer and working out. I am super excited to be part of the Nihao program. I find this program to be very inspiring and it allows us to be more active in the community while helping those in need.
Aaron Kuang – Activities Officer
Aaron Kuang is a rising 8th grader at Greenhill School. He teaches classes as a math lecturer at Logistem, a non-profit organization. He participates in many after-school activities such as quizbowl, orchestra, and fencing. He also enjoys reading and spending time with friends. Aaron is aiming to inspire young people to participate in community service and to help others. He is working as an activity officer for Nihao youth program to promote Nihao, raise awareness of hunger issues by planning various activities.