Pi Delta Psi student balances USF Asian community with work as DJ, photographer

Casper Yen is a communications student at USF, but there is more to him than meets the eye.

Yen gets involved in the USF Asian community by joining clubs like the Taiwanese Student Association, the Chinese Culture and Language Club and the Asian interest fraternity Pi Delta Psi.

“Coming into college, I didn’t expect to get into Greek life,” Yen said. “If you saw me before college, I didn’t look like the kind of person that would join a fraternity.”

Yen has been a brother of Pi Delta Psi since spring 2013, when he rushed with the rest of his Kappa Class brothers. One of his brothers, Timothy Garcia, says he’s seen growth in Yen since they met.

“He’s definitely a character,” Garcia said. “But seeing him now, he’s changed a lot. He’s become more of a leader and takes more initiative.”

Now Yen isn’t just involved with the Asian community at USF, he’s also the head professional disc jockey for Bulls Radio.

“I officially became a hired DJ for Bulls Radio last summer,” Yen said. “So after two years as a freshman and sophomore, I’m finally doing this as a job.”

Yen works many events for Bulls Radio, such as the Bull Market every Wednesday and the USF student tailgate for every home football game.

Yen also takes photographs professionally.

“I did a lot for the Oracle in my freshman year,” Yen said. “But up until now, I mostly do a lot of freelance, whether it is for weddings, photoshoots, grad photos and things like that.”

If you want to see some of Yen’s photographs, check out his Facebook page and Flickr profile.