Founder & CEO of OneReasonRecordings
Johnathan Chen is a senior at NYU, currently majoring in Food Studies with a minor in Chemistry. Founder of Reaching OUT, a student-run charity based in Texas, Johnathan Chen has continued to drive his passion through OneReasonRecordings. Besides OneReasonRecordings, Johnathan is also the Co-Founder & Director of Sing On, an English Music Camp founded in Taipei, Taiwan, the Founder & CEO of For Cereal, a music-based, all-inclusive fundraising platform, ORA, a music-centered, charity-focused clothing line, and Claritea, an upcoming tea store.
Director of Public Relations
Catherine Ye is a pre-med senior at the NYU College of Arts and Sciences. She is pursuing a major in Biology and a minor in Psychology. She is the Editor-in-Chief for Generasian, NYU’s only Asian American interest magazine. Catherine also works as an undergraduate research assistant at Tisch Cancer Institute at Mt. Sinai. Her passions include writing, drawing, photography, and music.
Director of Graphic Design
Emily Pan is a senior at NYU. While she is pursuing a degree in mathematics, she has always been invested in making art. Despite her thoroughly classical training in art, she is now entering the 6th year of a loving relationship with her tablet, a profoundly durable Intuos 3. Emily's most popular artworks are illustrations of puns. Among her favorite things are dogs, Stephen Fry, and a bit of Whose Line is it Anyway.
Director of Film and Animation
Joshua Ng is a senior at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, studying film and TV. He studied introduction to Animation Techniques during the first semester and now knows how to use flash, after effects, hand drawn and stop motion animation. Most of his inspirations for the works come from music, and sometimes he makes some simple music himself. He also loves photography and producing short films, his ambition is to use his talent to bring love to the world. Right now he is studying sound editing and will soon develope knowledge in that field as well. He has too many hobbies, so he couldn't make up his mind, but for starters, he likes badminton and racing games.
Director of Illustration
Ty Ning is a senior at Parsons the New School of Design, currently enrolled in the Foundation program, and plans to major in Illustration at the School of Art, Media, and Technology. Due to Parsons' proximity to NYU, Ty occasionally sneaks into the Asian-American Christian Fellowship. He loves to doodle comics, play video-games, and has an keen interest in animation. Ty aims to further develop his drawing style and one day illustrate for graphic novels or children's books.
Director of Music
Byron J. Wu graduated in 2014 with a BA in Music Composition from New York University. Born in Manhattan and grew up in Taiwan, Byron started to play piano at the age of four and began to compose music in middle school. He has performed in many piano recitals, in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall in NYC, jazz band concerts, chorus shows and musical productions. Byron received various awards and acknowledgements for his music, such as his Chinese hip-hop song “爽爆” (Sung-bao), which was voted 2nd place in theChinese newspaper (爽報) theme song competition in 2008, and his original song “I Don’t Wanna End It”, which was awarded the title of “Best Song” at the Grammy Career Day (2008). Byron is currently the Score Editor at Playground Session, Music Assistant for Pedro da Silva and Lucía Caruso‘s chamber orchestra - Manhattan Camerata, Freelance film/pop Composer, Mixing Engineer, Arranger, and Tutor for modern music DAW production (Protools & Logic), and classical/jazz piano.
Co-Director of Campus Representative Program & Inventory Manager
Vincent Chen is a freshmen at New York University. He is the President and Co-Founder of Reaching OUT, a student-run charity organization that has over 1,800 members. He currently volunteers at Children's Medical Center in the Operation Room Supply Chain Unit. He will also be serving on Children's Junior Leadership Board. He plays Varsity Soccer and Club Soccer with FCDallas.
Director of Events & Programming
Moriah Georges joined ORR as a campus representative in 2013, during our Homes Campaign. Less than a year later, she was brought on board as Director of Fundraising. After a time of wearing many hats within that role, she is transitioning into a new position, as Director of Events and Programs. She also spearheading our first campus chapter of ORR at The University of Texas at Dallas, where she studies Emerging Media and Communication. Moriah loves communicating creatively, especially where music is involved. She hopes channel her passion for communication and music to express the love of Christ and to and impact lives, changing the world a word, a line, and a note at a time.
Director of Marketing
Jessica Kong is a senior at The Hockaday School in Dallas. She has a strong passion for music and plays the viola, guitar, piano, and ukulele along with her studies in classical voice. She is an active member of her school orchestra, participating in numerous TPSMEA and TMEA competitions, and serves as president of the Hockaday Ensemble. She loves giving back to the community by volunteering at a performing arts center, tutoring elementary school kids, and visiting retirement homes. Jessica is also involved in the fencing team, Junior State of America, choir, Model United Nations, and the youth praise team at her church.
Director of Social Media
Sam is a junior at NYU Steinhardt studying Media, Culture and Communication with a cross-school minor in Psychology. She enjoys making bad puns, needlessly overanalyzing pop songs, baking copious of sweet things, and going on long walks and Instagramming everything she sees. Best way to engage her in conversation: begin discussing the world of Harry Potter.
Director of A&R
Christopher Chin is a sophomore and music major at Columbia University. He discovered his passion for film composition freshman year and since then has continued to work as a freelance composer on various short film projects. Starting out with a keyboard in his dorm room (and sometimes electric violin!) to record music for scores, he now has experience with using music software and electronics, and has branched out into all kinds of styles from orchestral to pop and sound design. He recently produced music for a fashion show and is currently interested in writing music for poetry and theater. Being a huge science fiction and superhero movie fan, one day his biggest dream is to work as a film composer.
Jane Gu is a senior at The Hockaday School in Dallas. Her passions include playing and composing music, writing, playing with her dog, and laughing at her own jokes. Concertmaster of the Hockaday orchestra, she includes music in all aspects of her life; Jane also created the first CD feature in her school’s literary magazine, where she had two of her own pieces published. She loves giving back to her community through volunteering at the Children’s Medical Center, Legacy Senior Center, Eisemann Performing Arts Center, and underprivileged schools. Jane is also involved in fencing, mock trial, and student council.