Studio ATAO Team
Jenny Dorsey (she/her)
Matt Dorsey (he/him)
CFO & Beverage Lead
Jenny is a professional chef, writer and artist with a special focus on experimental culinary content. Her background is in fine dining; she worked in Michelin-starred restaurants in both NYC and SF before launching her own consulting business and finding her niche on the axis of food, vulnerability, and identity.
Jenny and her work has been profiled on Food Network, Oxygen TV, NowTHIS, Food & Wine, Eater, Harper's Bazaar and more. Her full background, bylines, and food portfolio can be seen at www.jennydorsey.co.
Matt is an executive finance professional and self-taught mixologist. He specialized in startups (Uber, Grovo, Thrive Global) before moving on to start his own investment fund. He was the former finance partner of the Museum of Food and Drink (MoFAD) and an independent CFO consultant. He has won multiple cocktail competitions, including StarChefs and Edible Manhattan, and his cocktails have been featured in outlets such as UrbanDaddy, Forbes and Business Insider. His first book, Healthy Cocktails, was published November 2019 via SkyHorse Publishing.
Emily Chen (she/her)
Special Projects Manager
Emily is a NYC-based management consultant, working primarily with technology companies. At her firm, she's involved in advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives within the company with a particular focus on undergraduate recruiting. Emily graduated from Yale University with a bachelor's degree in Economics and has been involved with various social impact groups, with a particular passion for API issues. In her free time, she enjoys bouldering and discovering the newest Asian restaurants in the city.
Edric Huang is currently the Community Engagement Fellow at North Brooklyn Neighbors, which advocates for environmental justice and equitable land use in Greenpoint and Williamsburg, NYC. In the past, he has also liaised with global climate leaders, and organized NYC-based actions against the fossil fuel industry's outsized impact on climate change. He was formerly the Program Director of Emma's Torch, where he designed a program that empowers refugees to begin gainful careers in NYC's restaurant industry; before that, he organized direct aid to Sudanese and Afghan asylum seekers living in the streets of Paris. Edric studied Anthropology and Poetry at Princeton University, and spends his free time writing poems, having existential crises, and frolicking around parks.
Claire is a NYC-based theatrical designer turned digital marketer and storyteller. She grew up in Honolulu, Hawai'i before attending New York University's Tisch School of The Arts where she received a BFA in Theater. After college, her 'survival job' in the restaurant industry transformed into a career in social media and marketing. During her spare time, Claire likes to watch anime, visit art galleries, and eat her way through NYC.
Sarah works in higher education with a special interest in community resilience building and bottom-up driven social change. She graduated with a Masters of Public Health and a Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University, which help her understand structural violence and the effect of policy on marginalized individuals. During her free time, Sarah likes to listen and watch true-crime podcasts and shows.
Sarah Hong (she/her)
Amy Kao (she/her)
Book Club Moderator
Amy is a sustainability nonprofit professional, currently working with US and Canadian cities to annually track their climate mitigation and adaptation actions. At the Studio, she coordinates and co-hosts the monthly book club. She uses her background in policy and economics, understanding in systems thinking, and awareness of current social justice issues to contribute to the book club's discussion. Based in Brooklyn, she volunteers at MOFAD (Museum of Food and Drink) and bikes to her favorite parks and bars in her free time.
Sarah is an actress, activist, and adoptee advocate living in Los Angeles. She received her BA in Art History from UCLA and her professional background is in social impact and youth civic engagement. As an aspiring permaculturist and baby abolitionist you can find her listening to rap or a podcast in the garden dreaming up new worlds with her doggo, Socks.
Risa Puno (she/her)
Glass Through Skin Advisor
Risa is an NYC-based sculpture and installation artist who has exhibited with NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation, Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston, NYC Dept. of Transportation, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and many others. Most recently, she was selected by Creative Time for their inaugural Open Call award, and her work has been featured in The New York Times, NPR, The New Yorker, ProPublica, and The Boston Globe. Risa grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, studied art and medicine at Brown University and earned her MFA from New York University.
Hannah is a NYC based creative. Pre-pandemic, she was working in the arts.
Hannah Seabright (she/her)
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