Rohan Maheshwari, India

Board Member
Rohan Maheshwari is an Indian citizen at his roots but firmly believes he belongs to the world.
He’s currently living near New York, USA and works for a health-tech startup as his day job.
Rohan has a Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science from FDU (Class of 2016) and is an active serial entrepreneur, with his first company dating back to his Junior year in college.
He’s been at GYV since it’s formation and believes that it will one day be the go-to source for youth opinion on important topics all over the world. He’s previously served as Area Manager for Asia/Oceania and the Growth/IT Manager.

Urusha Lama, Nepal

Area Manager for Asia and Oceania & Contributor
MBA Candidate at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Graduate Hall Director, Office of Residence Life.
Recent graduate in Biology from FDU, University Honors Program, Global scholars program, former President of International Students Association, former Vice-President of Student Government Association, Winner of the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Award, Graduate Hall Director at FDU Metropolitan Campus.
"I like to write because I am inspired by the power of words as it helps us express our deepest emotions in ways that can be understood by all people alike. GYV has provided me with a voice that can reach to people all over the world."

Tam Ho, Vietnam

Contributor & Social Media Specialist
Biochemistry major with a Mathematics minor at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Hồ Chí Minh City's Lê Hồng Phong High School Alumni.
"Global Young Voices is the best opportunity I have ever had to be part of a global mission that gives me a bigger purpose. Joining a global youth platform means a responsibility to give voice to the youth and acknowledge the often-overlooked and suppressed undertones of human issues in Vietnam. GYV also offers an invaluable opportunity to connect and learn from diverse and talented young members.Through writing for GYV, I am fulfilling my responsibility of the youth to contribute and build a future world that is ran not by oil and gold but by compassion and humanity."

Vanessa Yong, Malaysia

Contributor & Growth Specialist
Psychology major at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Current International Student Association PR Officer, Global Scholar and Honors Student.
"Writing helps me put words to my thoughts, opinions, and emotions. Through writing, I hope to be able to show the beauty of Malaysia."

Walid Rahman, Australia

Bachelor of International Relations and Political Economy at the University of Queensland.
Bachelor of Government and IR with a focus on Asian Studies at Griffith University. Vice president of U.N. Young Professionals. Participant at the Global Diplomatic Forum in Greece and the Global Student Leaders Summit. Delegate to several Model United Nations across Australia and neighboring countries.
"Writing and being part of GYV allows me to share my views on some important issues with other people."

Kushan Costa, Sri Lanka

Electrical Engineering major at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Former President of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers student chapter, Global scholar and Honors Student.
“Writing is a calming exercise; it’s a sort of meditation for me. I write so that my thoughts and ideas may survive, long after my time.”


Liu Jiang, China

Master candidate in Computational Journalism master at Syracuse University.
Recent graduate at Nanchang Hangkong University in China and former exchange student at American University and current reporter for Global Voice.
“Bilingual writing not only provides me with one more way to express myself, but also offers me dual pleasure to understand two different cultures, and I feel lucky to be able to share my ideas with you about every cultural difference and delight I observed."

Keneth Ofrecio, Philippines

Accounts Receivable Associate for UnitedHealth Group.
BBA in Business Management at Far Eastern University – Manila. Member of the Constitutional Commission that drafted the constitution and by-laws of the FEU House of Congress.
Former Chairman of SAMASA, the oldest political party in Far Eastern University.
Delegate to the 2015 APEC Business Advisory Council SME Summit.
Philippines delegate at the 19th U.N. Winter Youth Assembly in New York City.
“GYV is a great platform where I can share the issues and trends happening in my country. To be a journalist is to explain things and phenomena in an easy and accessible way, describe the cause-effect relationships of events and provide background information on issues and decisions.”