AAJA NATIONAL OFFICERS
AAJA PRESIDENT-ELECT: YVONNE LEOW
Yvonne Leow is an Editorial Project Manager at Sequoia Capital. Most recently, she was the senior Snapchat editor at Vox.com, and a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University. Before she moved to California, she was a senior associate at North Base Media, a venture capital firm investing in journalistic enterprises in emerging markets, and was the director of video at Project Thunderdome in New York City. She has also worked at The Associated Press and The Seattle Times. Outside of the newsroom, she is the current AAJA National Vice President for Journalism Programs and a member of IRE | NICAR and ONA. She has taught visual storytelling workshops at NICAR, SRCCON, Chicas Poderosas, NPPA’s Multimedia Immersion workshop, and was an adjunct professor at ASU’s Cronkite School of Journalism. Yvonne is a proud UCLA graduate, and when she’s not thinking about tech and media, she is hiking around the Bay Area, squatting in a coffee shop, or plotting her next adventure abroad.
AAJA VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: PIA SARKAR
Pia Sarkar is the deputy editor for the East region at The Associated Press, helping to oversee news coverage in 10 states. She was also recently named an editor on the AP’s Race & Ethnicity team. Previously, she served as executive editor of The American Lawyer‘s website and as associate editor for the Daily Journal legal publication in California. Before her editing career, Sarkar was a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, TheStreet.com, The Record of Woodland Park, N.J. and the Providence Journal. She has served as president, vice president and board member of AAJA’s San Francisco Bay Area chapter and as an editor/reporter for Hyphen Magazine, which focuses on Asian-American issues.
AAJA TREASURER ELECT: SHAWN NICOLE WONG
Shawn Nicole Wong is a media producer and an urban consultant, specializing in economic development, civic engagement, and content creation. Shawn develops visual media for cities, tailoring campaign messaging and branding for specific industries. She leverages digital and social media tools and activities to help municipalities better engage their community and stakeholders. Shawn has also worked in film as an independent producer on a variety of genres. Shawn has served as AAJA-Los Angeles’ Treasurer from 2010-2015 and currently serves as AAJA-Los Angeles’ V3 Digital Media Conference’s Director of Finance/Sponsorship and AAJA National Treasurer.
Questions or concerns? Please contact AAJA’s National Secretary Nicole Dungca at firstname.lastname@example.org.