AAJA-NY awards scholarships to student and professional members in the chapter to help them with the costs of the annual convention. This year, the chapter awarded two students and six professionals with this prize.
Find out more about them (photo from left to right).
Hannah Bae is a social media coordinator at Newsday and social media chair for AAJA-NY. She previously worked in the press office of the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, served from 2011-2013 as AAJA-Asia’s vice president and as a Princeton-in-Asia Journalism Fellow from 2007-2009.
Tony Chau is an NYU senior studying journalism. A proud native of Brooklyn, he enjoys people, sports and food.
Karen K. Ho is a business journalist and writer from Toronto. An avid traveler, Karen makes yearly trips to New York and recently spent a month in Hong Kong and Japan.
Lyneka Little is a freelance writer based in the DC area, NYC or on the roads of Europe. She’s written about entertainment, wine, personal finance and small business for such publications as Entrepreneur, The Wall Street Journal, MainStreet.com, Walletpop.com, People magazine, ABCNews.com. Little attended Howard University where she studied journalism. She loves social media and discovering new places with street names she cannot pronounce.
A graduate of UC Berkeley, Yin Mei has written feature articles and service pieces for online publications such as School Library Journal and Mashable. Having lived in China, USA, and France, she is dedicated to understanding best practices for international digital media and stories that have impact on social change. Follow her on twitter @MeiThoughts
Soo Min writes essays and has reported and written for The Village Voice, Fortune, and NPR/PBS. She was editorial assistant for the definitive biography of Diana Vreeland, studied economics and mathematics, and worked in healthcare and tech. Twitter: @oh_soomin.
Emily Tan is a freelance journalist and photographer and webmaster for AAJA-NY. She has contributed to various online and print publications in the U.S. and UK including AOL, Yahoo! the Village Voice, TLOBF, Idolator and WBUR. Follow her at @cessemi.
Hye-Jin Yun is a rising-senior at Barnard College of Columbia University and has served as the Vice President of Columbia University Television where she launched Voices of Morningside, a talk show featuring emerging leaders on-campus. A Neuroscience & Behavior major with passion for broadcasting, she has interned in the Living Unit at NY1 News and is currently involved in developing a health television show with PBS.