Activist

Artists for Tsunami Relief
In response to the 2004 tsunami, I joined forces with Syndicate Media Group to produce a benefit titled Artists for Tsunami Relief. The show at Marquee included appearances by Lou Reed, David Byrne, Angela McCluskey, Moby, Vernon Reid, Sussan Deyhim, Colson Whitehead, and Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, and raised $50,000 for tsunami relief in Sri Lanka. Subsequently, I have organized two book drives, one for children’s books and the other for art books.

The Value: Sending help to Sri Lankan orphans

The DO School
Since 2011, I have been an advisor to The DO School, an innovative educational organization offering learning experiences that create global impact. It trains and mentors social entrepreneurs from all over the world and helps them kickstart their own social ventures.

Ms. Foundation for Women
I started working for the Ms. Foundation in 1995 and helped it find celebrity spokespeople and mentors for Take Our Daughters to Work Day. I served as the Special Projects Coordinator until 1998.

NGO Forum/Fourth World Conference on Women
The Conference took place in China in 1995. I was part of the organizing committee of the NGO Forum on Women, where I was the assistant youth coordinator and produced Youth Arts & Culture events. I was also able to put my Chinese language skills to good use. Currently, I am working with Soon-Young Yoon, the UN Liaison during the Conference, on a global 20th anniversary campaign to launch in 2015.

Third Wave Foundation
The Third Wave Foundation was started by Catherine Gund, Dawn Martin, Amy Richards, and Rebecca Walker. It is dedicated to youth activism and the feminist movement. I emceed one of its galas and served on its board.

World Health Organization
From 1998 to 2001, I was a research associate under the direction of Soon-Young Yoon and worked on the Kobe Conference on Women and Tobacco. I also assistant edited a monograph after the conference.