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Ricky Leung

Senior Director of Programs, North Carolina Asian Americans Together

Ricky is co-founder and Senior Director of Programs at NCAAT. Ricky grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina, and studied journalism and mass communication at UNC-Chapel Hill, concentrating in visual communication and design. He began his career in DC at National Geographic and at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, where he became more involved with AAPI grassroots organizers. Ricky returned to North Carolina in 2010 in hopes of bringing that AAPI experience to his home state and worked at NC Policy Watch, a project of the North Carolina Justice Center, before joining NCAAT fulltime. In his free time, he snuggles with his puppy Charlie.

Between just NCAAT staff members the team speaks Urdu, Hindi, Gujarati, Tongan, Telugu, Sindhi, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Mandarin, Hmong, and Korean. They’ve put out content in many more languages than this in partnership with translators and other orgs.

State Expertise: N.C.
Speaks: English, Cantonese, Korean

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