Rahul Yates is a rising junior at Brentwood School in Los Angeles, California. He identifies as multiracial and multicultural, as his mom is Asian Indian and his dad is white.
He founded HumSub GlobalTEEN in early 2020. Growing up with this unique identity, Yates always knew he was different than his monoracial peers, but because of the lack of discourse and representation of mixed-race and multiculturalism, he began to understand and reflect upon his multiracial and multicultural identity as he grew older.
In school, Rahul is a Co-President of both the Indian Subcontinent Student Alliance and Multiracial Student Alliance, two affinity groups that seek to provide a safe space for discussion and reflection for students with those identities. He is also a member and leader of other in-school diversity panels/groups and was selected as one of the six students from his school to attend the prestigious Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) in December 2020.
Outside of school, other than working on HumSub GlobalTEEN, Rahul has also been interning with Multiracial Americans of Southern California (MASC), a well-established organization advocating and raising awareness for multiracial individuals. With MASC, he has (and still is) developed a series of discussions specifically for teenagers and young adults about the various aspects of the multiracial identity and their intersection with society. In addition, he has spoken on 3 Asia Society Panels about being a multiracial South Asian, colorism in global society, and why he founded HumSub GlobalTEEN and the work he undertakes with his platform.
Rahul will be featured in the Mixed Asian Media Festival during September 15-19, 2021 as a panelist on behalf of The Mixed Space, another organization dedicated to advocating for the mixed community.
Feel free to contact Rahul at firstname.lastname@example.org for any reason - speaking engagements, interviews, etc.!
Below are some of Rahul's appearances!