Ryan Ang is a rising Senior of Asian descent at UCLA who is passionate about Israeli politics, culture, and narrative. At UCLA, he Chairs the Student Advisory Council for its Center of Israel Studies and represents Bruins for Israel (UCLA's oldest pro-Israel group) as its External Vice-President. Through these roles, he acts as an organizing liaison with other pro-Israel groups as well as the local Israeli-Consulate to educate Asian-Americans on pro-Israel causes and garner their support for Israel. Additionally, he is also a Fellow and Ambassador for Passages' first Asian-American Leadership Initiative. Through this program, he led a pioneering contingent of Asian-American students to Israel and sought to create advocates for the country within his own community. Beyond these things, Ryan is also a 2019 Fellow for Christians United for Israel (CUFI). At CUFI, as with his previous endeavors, Ryan has similarly sought to touch base with Asian-Americans, believing that in doing so, he can strengthen American-Israeli relations and continue to defend the sovereignty of Israel—an endeavor which he considers to be of paramount importance.