A MESSAGE FROM Nicole
I am where I am today because of the Asian American Journalists Association.
I'm the president of AAJA because I want to give back to an organization that was always there for me as I charted out my career as a Filipino American reporter. My first internship out of college at The Oregonian was funded by a stipend from AAJA's Portland chapter. Friends and mentors from AAJA guided me as I took my next job at the Boston Globe. There, I was able to take that next step of becoming investigative reporter after AAJA's Executive Leadership Program helped me think more critically about my goals. I'm now on the Washington Post's investigative team, and I'm thankful that my AAJA family helped get me there.
My story isn't unique. AAJA has helped so many Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists, and it's an honor to be a leader of this organization. I'm grateful that I can now use one of my favorite hobbies to raise money for AAJA. I'm donating all of the proceeds to a fund that will help AAJA have a sustainable future -- allowing AAPI journalists all over the world to reach the heights of the industry.
I'd love if you could join me in raising money for my $5,000 goal -- let's get there and then go even further. Thanks for the support!
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