Author and writing teacher
Angie has read, spoken about, and taught lectures and workshops on journalistic and literary-nonfiction writing, as well as creativity and writing workshops for all literary genres, at venues ranging from Stanford University to Ragdale Foundation to Google Labs in Boulder, Colorado. She’s given dozens of talks about her award-winning hybrid memoir-journalism book, The Four Words for Home, which addresses themes of immigration, post-9/11 Afghanistan, and cross-cultural reporting.
Angie has developed and taught curriculum on race, gender, and sexual-orientation diversity in both professional and higher-education settings. She has served as a trainer at National Public Radio and various member stations across the country, for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, and other organizations. In addition, she developed and piloted American University’s mandatory first-year curriculum on race and social identity, and continues to teach a popular entry-level course on Media and Diversity at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Angie’s research expertise on media and news content analysis informed a four-year study at National Public Radio, for which she was an external methods consultant. She also brings more than a decade of practical newsroom experience as an award-winning beat reporter on race and ethnicity issues, as well as experience assisting and coaching nonprofits on media access and social-media strategies. Angie has developed curriculum for both experienced and beginning/student journalists on diversifying sources and building trust in undercovered communities.