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 she is a 2020 Seattle Mayor's Arts Award nominee.
Her latest adventure is ROCK PAPER RADIO (RockPaperRadio.com), a weekly dispatch for misfits and unlikely optimists.
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.
KUOW's 4th cohort of Curiosity Club will reflect on the last four years and imagine what's next for 2021.
Seattle Story Project is seeking brave storytellers.
Dr. Daudi Abe along with KUOW's Ross Reynolds and public radio listeners explore recommendations for revolutionary reads.
Drs. John and Julie Gottman join KUOW to explore the challenges and adventures of coupledom during Coronavirus.
Trouble concentrating? Forgetting things? Our brains are doing strange things during this time of crisis.
Leading brain experts talk with KUOW's Ross Reynolds and Deborah Wang to explore tips for well-being as we move into the acceptance phase of this "new normal."
Ep. 10: Are We Going To Be OK? For Black journalists on the frontlines of the #BLM movement, objectivity does not mean neutrality
Award-winning duo Tonya Mosley and Phyllis Fletcher of 'Black in Seattle' talk protests and journalism in the midst of an uprising and a pandemic.
Three faith leaders and a philosopher talk with KUOW's Ross Reynolds about service and responsibility as we face COVID-19, systemic racism, and economic catastrophe.
Ep. 9: Are Our Schools Going to Be OK? At 16, cops kneeled on Jerome Hunter's neck. Now he's a teacher.
As the U.S. reckons with the Black Lives Matter movement, Seattle School For Boys co-founder Jerome Hunter says the time is now for Problem Based Learning and listening to youth.
Ep. 8: Are We Going to Be OK? Cartoonist Ellen Forney says bipolar disorder prepared her for the Covid-19 pandemic
As many struggle with anxiety and depression during lockdown, some with a history of mental health challenges are putting to work tools they relied on well before coronavirus.