Phuong Ly is executive director of the Institute for Justice and Journalism, which provides training and develops digital tools to promote better journalism on social justice issues. During the past two years, she has doubled IJJ’s budget, expanded programs and raised the organization’s profile. Previously, she was a 2011 John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, where she researched and developed ways to help journalists better connect with immigrants.

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.