To make this all possible, we connected a dynamic set of young leaders from all across Southeast Asia to form our team.

We are together, from sea to sea.

From its inception, YNOT has been envisioned as a catalyst for international cooperation. 

YNOT was born when academic fellows from the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) embarked on an exchange institute at Brown University for entrepreneurship and economic development.



At Brown, they met driven college students from the United States that shared their dream of making Southeast Asia a better place – whether that be from citizenship ties, cultural heritage, or an appreciation for all parts of the world.

YNOT remains committed to bringing people together across borders, time zones, and oceans to achieve this goal.

Time Zones

Ages 18-27

Students & Professionals

Strength in Our Differences

YNOT is run by members across 8000 miles, from Myanmar to California. Across Southeast Asia and the Pacific, our team uses an especially global dynamism to tackle challenges that require international solutions.

We hope to use our wealth of backgrounds to provide advice from a variety of cultures, ages, occupations, and life experiences. 

Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

Summer 2020

Spring 2020

We're looking for talented, passionate youths to join our growing network.