Our Team


Our Team


jiayi-bu-at-george-washington-universityJiayi Bu, Founder

Hello everyone, this is Jiayi Bu and I am the founder of 1Mile4Love.  I am a Chinese international student studying at the George Washington University majoring in International Affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs. Within the past year that I have been in Washington DC, I have had the opportunity to witness enormous important events, such as president Xi Jinping visiting the White House, and the United States presidential election.

As the founder of “1MILE4LOVE”, there were two events that are very important to me. One of which is when I participated in the Invictus Games in May, 2016 as a Chinese volunteer. The Invictus Games was hosted in Orlando by the Fisher House Foundation and Prince Harry’s Invictus Games Foundation. More importantly, I met friends from the Fisher House Foundation who inspired and encouraged me. Some of them are Tish Stropes, Vice President with Fisher House Foundation, Pamela Collins, a supporter of Fisher House Foundation, Mark Brodie, Owner of MIB Media Works and Nick Mavrick, a supporter & volunteer with Fisher House Foundation.  With their encouragement, “1MILE4LOVE” was founded in the George Washington University.

Being a 19 year old, my real life experiences are simple. I grew up in a military family and I have great respect for service members’ loyalty, bravery and sprit to sacrifice. I deeply feel that young peoples’ characters and qualities are the hope for the world. Love, world peace, prosperity and happiness are the wishes for every family. Love is the language and strength for all human beings! 1MILE4LOVE may be one mile, maybe only second which allows us to walk hand in hand, heart with heart, to make the world a better place!

Picture of Ziyan Yu

Ziyan Yu (Candice), Treasurer

Ziyan is studying at the School of Business at The George Washington University, majoring accounting, in Washington DC, class of 2019.





Picture of Asiana CooperAsiana Cooper, Secretary

Hello! My name is Asiana. I am a Junior studying at the George Washington University majoring in International Affairs within the Elliott School of IA and perusing a minor in Business Administration. I am very excited to be a part of 1 Mile 4 Love as the secretary of this amazing organization. I enjoy helping others and hope to make a real difference by ensuring wounded warrior children have an opportunity to become well-educated.



Picture of Yichang LiuYichang Liu (Reno), Communications

Reno is studying at the CCAS at The George Washington University in Washington DC, class of 2019.





Yuqing WangYuqing Wang, Media

Yuquing Wang is a a sophomore at Wake Forest University, major in Computer Science and Psychology, Class of 2019.











Sicong TaoSicong Tao, Project Planning

Sicong Tao is a sophomore at Suny Binghamton University.  His major is in Economic Theory and he will graduate in the Class of 2019.  Sicong was named the champion of the Asia Piano Open Contest in 2007.










Cindy Lin

Cindy Lin currently works as an Operations Associate for PatientPing, a health IT start-up based in Boston, MA. She has a Master’s of Public Health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Heath, where she studied health communication and behavior change in underserved communities. She has worked in China, India, and Brazil in research and project management roles; most recently, she led the qualitative evaluation of a rural community development intervention in India. Prior to starting graduate school, she spent three years working as a health care consultant with The Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C., providing strategic guidance to health system executives. She is originally from southern California and holds a B.A. in Public Health and English from UC Berkeley. In her free time, she enjoys running, yoga, cooking, and reading.




Website: http://1mile4love.org

About One Mile for Love

One Mile for Love, founded by Jiayi Bu, is an organization that raises awareness for the families of ill, injured and wounded service members via Fisher House Foundation.
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