ChiChai Mateo

As a born and raised Bay Area local and frequent traveller, ChiChai Mateo interprets the world around her with visual art and streetwear fashion as the founder of clothing brand Empire in the Air. Her artwork and designs has been featured throughout the Bay Area, cross-country and in the Philippines and Korea. She also serves the Bay Area community as a teaching artist for youth organizations in San Francisco and Oakland. ChiChai earned her MA in International Studies at the University of San Francisco and BA in Global Studies and Journalism at San Jose State University.

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