CATHY LINH CHE
Cathy Linh Che (Executive Director) has worked in nonprofit administration, education, and publishing for over 15 years. In 2012, Cathy was hired as a communications consultant for Kundiman. In 2014, she became Kundiman's Managing Director. She has also worked for Kaya Press, New Directions Publishing, and Poets & Writers and has taught at New York University, The Polytechnic University at NYU, The Asian American Writers Workshop, and at Sierra Nevada College. Cathy is the author of the poetry collection Split (Alice James Books), winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize, Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the Best Poetry Book Award from the Association of Asian American Studies. She received her BA from Reed College and her MFA from New York University.
Dan Lau (Development Manager) has passionately worked with grassroots non-profits from the San Francisco Bay area to the high desert of Boise, Idaho. As a poet, he has received a Kundiman fellowship, William Dickey fellowship, and Kustra fellowship as well as grants and scholarships from APICC, GAPA Foundation, Queer Cultural Center, San Francisco Arts Commission, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. His poetry has appeared in Red Light Lit, Generations, Cape Cod Review, CRATE, Gesture, pacificREVIEW, RHINO, The Collagist, Flicker and Spark: A Contemporary Queer Anthology of Spoken Word and Poetry by Low Brow Press, and Colorado Review.
Kyle Lucia Wu
Kyle Lucia Wu (Programs and Communications Manager) is the publisher of Joyland and has worked for HarperCollins, Electric Literature, and The New School Writing Program. She is the recipient of an Asian American Writers’ Workshop Margins fellowship and has received residencies from the Millay Colony, the Byrdcliffe Colony, and the Writing Downtown Residency in Las Vegas. She has an MFA in fiction from The New School and a BA in Psychology from NYU. She teaches at Fordham University.
CRISTINA C. BALDOR
Cristina C. Baldor (Finance and Operations) is a finance and operations consultant specializing in non-profits. With experience at economic development and performing arts organizations, she develops business models and management tools that help executive staff concentrate on mission. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from NYU Wagner, and before becoming a spreadsheet aficionado was an English major and creative writer at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Rebecca John (Grants Manager) is a Brooklyn-based writer who is passionate about building the capacity of arts organizations that uplift artists and writers of color. For the past few years, she worked in communications and development at organizations building the power of New York City Asian American communities. She is interested in the intersection of community building work, art and cultural work, and movement building.
Joseph Gross (Communications Intern) is an aspiring physician-scientist and poet. He has worked as an ecological research assistant, volunteered alongside AmeriCorps, been published in CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action, and is currently working on a chapbook entitled Dustsceawung, or Contemplation of the Dust—a look at the current political and cultural moment through the lens of death and an interrogation of hegemonic whiteness and the individual ethnicities subsumed therein.
Malvika Jolly (Grant Writing Intern) is a senior at Columbia University, majoring in Comparative Literature and Society. She is from the South Side of Chicago.
Eileen Ramos (Programs Intern) is a Filipina American writer and mental health advocate. An In Full Color alum, she has performed monologues on the mental illness stigma and her psychoses. She is a proud member of the Filipina activist group, GABRIELA New York. She also loves volunteering for The Asian American Literary Review as their Events Coordinator. A hopeless book hoarder, she enjoys abandoning (loosely) connected books, literary magazines, small gifts, and creative works inspired by the prior in public for Bored to Death Book Club. May it one day be her experimental novel. Photo Credit: Cindy Trinh