Meet the 2021 Judges
NOTE: the Warrior Scholarship Winner will be randomly chosen without a judging process
Mariah Gladstone (Blackfeet, Cherokee) is the founder of Indigikitchen, a "Champion for Change" through the Center for Native American Youth, a "Culture of Health Leader" through the RWJ Foundation, and an MIT Solve Indigenous Communities Fellow.
Elaine Peng has been a dedicated mental health advocate and educator since 2013. She is the Founder & CEO of the Mental Health Association for Chinese Communities and developer of numerous Chinese support groups and programs.
Martin Hoang is a visual designer by day and artist by night. After going through his own personal mental health struggles, he’s been creating art to advocate for mental health awareness in the Asian American community around him.
Nicholas is at work on a memoir of his friendship with Oliver Sacks, whose stories championing neurodiversity continue to be an inspiration. He made music, taught yoga, and raced bikes in the rain. Nicholas lives with his dog in San Diego, where he performs poetry and tells stories.