Phuong Ly is executive director of the Institute for Justice and Journalism, which provides training and develops digital tools to help journalists report on social justice issues. Previously, she was a senior fellow at IJJ, developing programs on immigration. She is founder of Gateway California, a nonprofit that helps journalists connect to immigrants. The project was developed during her recent year as a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University.
As a reporter for the Washington Post, she wrote award-winning stories about immigrant communities. She also has worked as a consultant to nonprofits and taught writing classes to students ranging from fellow journalists to teenagers.
Phuong is a double Southerner — born in South Vietnam and raised in the American South. She now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
A fuller resume is here.