Ashley Yong is a sophomore at the University of Missouri majoring in Journalism Strategic Communication. She is from Darien, Illinois and enjoys graphic design, photography, and writing. She runs a homeless nonprofit and is involved in numerous campus organizations, including Residential Life and the student-run campus TV station.

Girl Meets Boy Meets Race
By Ashley Yong

My romance definitely started out in a recognizable way: I swiped right on Tinder on an incredibly attractive 21-year-old guy named Cory. We matched, but I thought little of it.