PUBLIC EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS COORDINATOR t.tran le runs and manages AAWW’s weekly events and workshops. They are also a poet with deep roots in Texas. In their time at AAWW, Tiffany has overseen over 300 events with authors and artists such as Monica Youn, Awkwaeke Emezi, Kay Ulanday Barrett, and dozens more. Tiffany serves on the Joint Union-Management Committee of the AAWW Union.


EDITORIAL COORDINATOR YASMIN ADELE MAJEED works on The Margins and the Margins Fellowship. She serves as the unit chair of AAWW’s union with UAW Local 2110. Her writing has been supported by Kundiman, Tin House, Kweli Journal, and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center.


SENIOR EDITOR NOEL T. PANGILINAN edits Open City, a project of The Margins that captures deeply reported stories from Asian immigrant communities across NYC. He possesses more than 20 years of experience in editing, writing for, and managing print and online publications. He teaches Filipino and Philippine history at the College of Mount Saint Vincent (NY) and at Rutgers University (NJ). Noel also taught Filipino American literature at the City University of New York (CUNY)-Hunter College and journalism at Seton Hall University. He earned his Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.


ASIA EDITOR KAITLIN REES runs the Transpacific Literary Project, which publishes literature in translation from writers in East and Southeast Asia. Rees co-founded AJAR, a Vietnam-based journal and press, with her collaborator Nhã Thuyên in 2014. AJAR has published four print journals, nine single author collections, three titles as a series of encounters, and one anthology—as well as organized the A Festival, the first of its kind in Vietnam without state or institutional support. A recipient of awards from PEN and Bread Loaf, Kaitlin has guest-edited issues of Words Without Borders and Cha: An Asian Literary Journal.

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A/V PRODUCER ROBERT OUYANG RUSLI is an artist based in Brooklyn and produces AAWW’s YouTube videos, live-streams, and forthcoming podcasts. He was a 2017-2018 Van Lier Fellow in Music Composition from the Asian American Arts Alliance, and has written music for feature films, exhibitions and installations featured in the Queens Museum, BAM Next Wave Festival, BAMCinématek, and international film festivals. He produces experimental rap music under the name OHYUNG and has been featured in PAPER magazine, Tiny Mix Tapes, and other publications. He serves on the AAWW Joint Union-Management Committee.


YOUTH AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR ACE YANG holds community space and coordinates arts based programming for teens and elders in immigrant neighborhoods across NYC through CreateNow. They also work under the name Alice Sparkly Kat as an astrologer. This work has inhabited MoMA, Hauser and Wirth Gallery, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and ICP Museum. They have published Astrology and Storytelling (2018), Planetary Alignment for Mental BLISS (2018), Cancer: Zodiac Sign (Sterling Press, 2019), Money Magic (2019), and Magickism (North Atlantic Books, 2020).


Board of Directors

Manan Ahmed

Jin Auh 

Mariko O. Gordon

Jennifer Hayashida

Hua Hsu

Anne Ishii

Kirby Kim

Jennifer 8. Lee

Tan Lin

Monica Youn



Curtis Chin

Christina Chiu

Marie Myung-Ok Lee

Bino A. Realuyo


Magazine Contributing Editors

Daniel A. Gross, Contributing Editor, A World Without Cages

Ayesha Raees, Assistant Poetry Editor, The Margins

Emily Jungmin Yoon, Poetry Editor, The Margins