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Rehana Paul

founder | editor-in-chief

Rehana Paul (she/her) is the editor-in-chief and founder of Overachiever Magazine. Frustrated with the lack of intersectionality and focus on representation politics in existing Asian spaces, she started Overachiever in 2018. Rehana is currently studying international relations, marketing, and communications at American University in Washington D.C. She works freelance as a communications and marketing consultant. Rehana is overly enthusiastic about her puppy, Taylor Swift, and coffee in all of its forms.

 
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Tasia Matthews

research coordinator

Tasia Matthews currently works in international security and peacebuilding, with a focus on Middle East, North Africa region. She plans to return to school for a Masters in Global Security and Governance. She likes reading, playing tennis, and generally being outside.

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Amanda Nava

editorial coordinator

Amanda Nava (she/they) is a freelance proofreader, editor, and writer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Can be found hiking in real life and the isles of Skellige when not writing. Is a mild hazard while reading and walking their dog. Nava aims to create equity in publishing and decolonize the literary canon on various platforms, including Instagram (@books.with.mana).

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Kate Anderson-Song

head interviewer

Kate Anderson-Song (she/her) is a NYC-based writer, artist, and performer, who recently graduated college, studying Film Studies & Acting. When she’s not busy being a homebody (and conducting interviews with the coolest Overachievers), you might catch Kate out and about at a bookshop or on a random walk, always with a tea/coffee in hand (or you can find updates on www.KateAndersonSong.com & @K8AndersonSong on Instagram). And you can follow her (almost) daily art/writing on Insta/TikTok @theK8Pages!

 

 

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Chloe Sun

digital media director

Chloe Sun (she/her) is a Chinese-American high school artist and graphic designer based in Indiana. She’s passionate about using visual media to spark important conversations and uplift women of color. If she’s not putting together different publication issues or working on art pieces (which you can check out at @gallery.of.sun), you can usually find her decorating cakes at ungodly hours, taking walks outside, or dancing in her room.

 
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Jenna Tong

designer

Jenna Tong (they/them) is a Designer at Overachiever Magazine. An art student in California, they can often be found drawing chaotic animals where they don’t belong. As an Asian-American Asexual Aromantic Agender Artist and Activist (AAAAAAA!!!) they look forward to making a space for Asian womxn and non-binary people’s creative work to shine.

 
 

Overachiever Magazine was started by Rehana Paul in October of 2018 to give a platform to all Asian women, non-binary people, and other gender minorities.

Our name is poking fun at the stereotype that all Asians are overachievers, especially Asian women, non-binary people, and other gender minorities. It’s also in recognition of all of us who have had no choice but to be overachievers: managing societal expectations, family obligations, and educational opportunities, all while fighting the patriarchy.

We have grown since then, putting out bimonthly issues (we are contributor powered: apply to write for our next one!), and weekly reviews of culture, and news that is important to us.

You can find announcements, more news, and get to know our staff on social media: give us a follow, and learn how you can get involved today!

We do not claim to speak for all Asian women, non-binary people, and other gender minorities. We are just here to give them a place to speak for themselves.

We hope you’ll join us.

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