Community Engagement Producer
Kristin Leong is KUOW's community engagement producer and the editor of our Seattle Story Project series. She is the creator of Curiosity Club, KUOW's nerdy supper club testing the possibility that a shared meal and compelling stories can transform a group of strangers into a community (KUOW.org/CuriosityClub). She was also the producer of KUOW's post-Covid lockdown web series Are We Going To Be Ok? (KUOW.org/OK), and she led the Station's community engagement for our Biggest Carbon Loser "reality radio" contest (KUOW.org/loser).
As one of 30 international TED-Ed Innovative Educators of 2017, Kristin founded RollCallProject.com, a global portrait and storytelling project humanizing the culture gaps in schools. ROLL CALL is used in classrooms around the world to fuel conversation about equity and representation.
Her portrait project, HALF: Biracial + Bicultural in America, was nominated for USA Today's Outstanding Academic & Intellectual Endeavor Award.
As a senior at Sarah Lawrence College, the New York Times called her a "graduate already in the driver's seat."
She is a 2018 Citizen University Fellow, a recipient of The Slants Foundation's 2020 Countering Hate Award, and a 2020 Seattle Mayor's Arts Award nominee.
Her latest adventure is ROCK PAPER RADIO (RockPaperRadio.com), a weekly newsletter for misfits and unlikely optimists.
A special statewide broadcast on Asian and Pacific Islander identities and experiences in America today.
Chinese American photographer Andrew Kung is reclaiming representation of the all-American man one portrait at a time.
From adult films to a portrait series on Asian men, stereotypes of Asian identity are being disrupted in surprising and creative ways.
Is the "minority myth" still alive today? Let's talk about it.
A school district sparked fury after grouping Asian and white students together. The message was clear: 'person of color' meant underperforming.
The majority of students in the Bellevue School District are Asian.
KUOW brings together ten strangers for a virtual dinner party to talk about pandemic roller skating, the #MeToo movement, and Seattle's shifting political landscape.
Two multiracial Biden voters in Seattle meet at Curiosity Club and learn that a political disagreement can be the start of a conversation instead of the end of one.
An exploration of unsettling shifts and signs of hope in word and song
After Maura Hubbell transitioned, her wife Lisa Jaffe couldn't find her "inner lesbian." This is the story of their marriage and the queerness of connecting after getting divorced.