Asia Correspondent, International New York Times
Study Plan: Myanmar’s dramatic democratization in an increasingly authoritarian Southeast Asia
Austin Ramzy is a Hong Kong-based reporter covering breaking news in Asia for the International New York Times. He joined the newspaper in 2013 and has reported from China, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan. He also helped launch and run The New York Times’ China blog, "Sinosphere." Ramzy previously spent four years as a reporter in Hong Kong for Time Asia and six years as a Beijing-based correspondent for the magazine. He grew up in Iowa and is a graduate of Middlebury College and the University of California, Berkeley’s journalism school.
News and Public Affairs Director, 91.3 KBCS (Seattle, Washington)
Study Plan: The impact of white privilege on how news is covered
Sonya Green is the news and public affairs director at 91.3 KBCS in Bellevue/Seattle, Washington. Under her leadership, the station was one of 15 selected to participate in the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) public media productions, “Localore: Finding America.” Prior to her position at KBCS, she worked in broadcast television for ABC affiliates in Seattle and Denver. Green is the board president of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters and was named the 2011 Woman of the Year by the Bellevue chapter of Business and Professional Women for her professional and personal community work.
Doctoral student at the University of Michigan, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, with research interests in modern Chinese intellectual history, visual culture, and literature.
William Lee Ayears
Represent Seattle Goodwill Industries and the Job Training & Education Programs (JTEP) at events, presentations and meetings that SGI serves. Provide information and referral to JTE programs to community based organizations, non-governmental organization and governmental institutions and other intermediary about and to SGI program services. Assist communications in media events, identify media outlets, writing articles, creating materials.