Rye Young works to support and strengthen youth-led gender justice activism focusing on efforts that advance the political power, well-being and self-determination of communities of color and low-income communities. He currently serves on the board of directors for Funders for LGBTQ Issues, and on the advisory board of A is For. He is also a former board member of the New York Abortion Access Fund. Rye is passionate about expanding opportunities for communities who are most affected by oppression yet remain marginalized in our movements and in philanthropy. Rye received a B.A. from Bard College in Arabic Language, Culture and Literature, and attended the Institute of Culinary Education.