Current Board

Danny is an astrologer and art critic in New York City. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Fordham with special honors in Art History. 

Danny studies ancient astrology with Demetra George. He attended her three intensive retreats, learning how to assess planetary condition (2016), integrate time lords (2017) and modernize the ancient significations of the twelve houses (2018). Before coronavirus halted air travel, Danny was fortunate enough to join Demetra Geroge on a pilgrimage to Greece in May of 2019. He is currently pursuing her certificate in Hellensitc Astrology as well as Chris Brennan’s certificate.  

Danny studies modern astrology with the Faculty of Astrological Studies. In 2017, he traveled to Cornwall, England to learn from Liz Greene. She offered a rare workshop on Carl Jung’s Red Book, probing the intersections between ancient myth, active imagination, individuation, and astrology. He attended the Oxford Summer School Program at Oxford in 2017, 2018, and 2019. He is currently pursuing the Faculty’s Certificate in Modern Astrology in addition to holding NCGR level 1 certification.  

Danny tries to keep a sense of humor, writing astro-roast comedy pieces for Vice, as well as art criticism for Hyperallergic.

Twitter: @ImOscarWilde
Instagram: @imoscarwilde

Jo Gleason, Vice President

Jo is an astrologer and writer based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Although her fascination with astrology dates back to her late teens, she began dedicated study after discovering the work of Project Hindsight several years later. After several terms at Kepler College, Jo adjusted her focus to a primarily traditional approach, studying Hellenistic Astrology with Chris Brennan and Planetary Magic with Austin Coppock. Jo is currently on staff with the State of the Art Astrology Conference as the program/flier designer and social media manager. She joined the Association for Young Astrologers board in June 2016 as Social Media Manager, and transitioned into the role of Vice President in June 2018.

Twitter: @justjogleason
Instagram: @justjogleason

Alex Zolotov, Treasurer and Membership Coordinator

My name is Alex (or Sasha, which short for Aleksandr) and I am originally from Russia. I had an opportunity to study and travel all throughout different European countries before settling down in the United States. The interest in astrology came naturally after being exposed to an enormous number of books on spirituality. After a few years of soul searching I am now in the process of getting my fancy degree in marketing as well as the Professional Diploma in Astrology from Kepler college. Rich multicultural experience, along with my extremely mutable chart makes it extremely easy for me to relate and connect with people around me (although, that part could just be me being gay). As cliché as it sounds, Astrology allows me to understand myself better and that awareness makes me want to share this knowledge and passion with others! My engagement with AYA doesn’t just allow me to actualize my natural potentials, it makes me feel like a proud part of the Future of the Astrologies.

Twitter: @dunkinbuddy
Instagram: @sashazolotov

Alison, Web Master

Alison graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008 and embarked on her career in illustration, digital design and web development. Her interest in astrology began in 2008 when a friend did a natal chart reading for her. After studying many different branches of astrology she eventually formed a deep interest in medieval astrology and astrological magic. In 2015 she began Christopher Warnock’s Astrological Magic Course which greatly furthered her passion for the subject. She is continuing her studies on the history of talismanic images and is interested in their preservation and relevance in the modern world. By day she works as a web developer. By night she works on a variety of creative projects, including combining art and astrology to craft magical talismans. She joined AYA to become more involved in the astrological community and to find a path towards turning her love of astrology into more than just a hobby. She lives and works in Richmond, Virginia.

Megan Miller, Social Media Manager

Megan is a writer and student of astrology based in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Visual & Media Arts and screenwriting concentration in 2017 and now works in the entertainment industry with digital media. She first found astrology as a senior in college after a distant fascination with the subject for several years, and began studying in earnest near the end of 2017. Joining the astrology community on Twitter opened up new doors of exploration, and dove headfirst into learning a wide range of traditions, focusing primarily on a hybrid of modern and traditional. She appreciates social media for its intersection of serious study and clever quips, and loves both nice aesthetics and quality memes.

Twitter: @sunkissedsaturn
Instagram: @megsrmills

Hugh Tran, Design Director

Hugh is a designer and astrologer based in Salt Lake City, UT. He graduated from the University of Utah with a BFA in graphic design in 2020, and his design practice heavily focuses on visual identity and branding. His fascination in astrology coincided with his studies of tarot and other occult studies from an early age, and his ongoing quest to find higher meaning is reflected in these disciplines. Hugh is passionate about using his skills in design to promote better pedagogy, especially for astrology and esoterica as these fields can have a barrier to entry.

Today, he strives to deepen his studies in traditional astrology by studying both Hellenistic and Medieval authors, and has a keen fascination for astrological magic. In 2019, he enrolled in Christopher Warnock’s Astrological Magic course and continues to further his knowledge on the topic, aiming to cultivate the art and keep it relevant in the modern day.

Twitter: @hughxtran