Ocean Gao is currently a student at Wesleyan University, majoring in American Studies (with a concentration in Asian American Studies), and minoring in Integrated Design, Engineering, and Applied Sciences. They have received the 2015 Princeton Prize for Race Relations, as well as Wesleyan University's Chadbourne Prize, awarded to one "first-year student outstanding in character, conduct, and scholarship." Their fundraiser for #BlackLivesMatter, which fuses art and activism, has been photographed in the New York Times and exhibited/collected by the Smithsonian.

CONTACT: ogao@wesleyan.edu