Flora loves seeing people laugh, likes black sesame ice cream, and can't wait to see a world where greed isn't the main factor driving action.
At an early age, Flora developed a deep dissatisfaction with the realities of inequality. This sense of clear "winners and losers" was made clear in her studies of Labor Policy and Economics at Cornell; but like life, most things are never that simple. Those clear winners and losers did not necessarily mean it was good or bad for its workers as long as there was empowerment, dignity, and opportunities for mobility in the equation. So she decided to become an Abolitionist Entrepreneur and put her skills and passion to work on Capitol Hill, the United Nations, NGO's (Nomi Network & Freedom House), as well as corporations in Silicon Valley.
In 2016, she was compelled to equip her friends and family about how our dollars help or hurt people and planet around the corner in the world. She joined forces with her mentor, Jonathan, to illuminate the thousands of people who touched your shirt before you wore it to work the first time. She wants to give a voice to those behind the bar codes and make sure they are recognized, represented, and rewarded for the work they do.
Flora lived in Seoul, Greenfield (MA), Los Angeles, San Francisco, and now resides in New York. She loves hip hop dancing, outdoor excursions, music festivals, and board games with friends.
Loves being a Husband & Baba, really likes ramen, and can't wait to see freedom for everyone.
Jonathan was raised in Brodnax, Virginia on what used to be his family's 240-acre farm. Contrast this little town's population of 350 people with the hustling, bustling crowds of New York City and you get the two contexts that shape his strong desire for freedom, justice and abundant life for all people. This is the backdrop for what began as poetry, short stories, and essays and now is activism, performance, and entrepreneurship. Whether it be the child soldier in Uganda, the homeless man on Broadway and 96th, or the middle schooler in Miami with a criminal record - they are all worthy of love, grace, and truth. We were made to flourish, work, rule, and create so how do we create a movement of communities that put people and planet at the center, not profits and power?
As InterVarsity's NYC Urban Project Director, founder of the LoGOFF Movement, and co-founder of Good Journey, he aims to do just that. To create a context where all people can receive the good things intended for them and thrive, not just get by.
Jonathan lives in Jackson Heights, a diverse neighborhood in Queens, New York, attends New Life Fellowship Church in Elmhurst and loves his noodle shops, Peruvian food spots, and walking Snow Bear around the block.