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An-Me Chung, Ph.D.

An-Me Chung is Director of Teaching, Learning, and Tech and Strategic Advisor at New America.

An-Me has extensive experience building networks and spearheading public-private partnerships and alliances with CEOs, senior government leaders, philanthropists, researchers, technologists, policymakers, and community leaders and practitioners to bring education and technology opportunities particularly for under-represented youth. She is passionate and committed to ensuring equitable and meaningful learning opportunities are available for all young people. She recently co-founded build4good, a program to match and mentor college students with computer science and tech backgrounds with non-profits. She is a creative problem-solver with a history of leading complex initiatives focused on using data and promising practices, raising public awareness, and leveraging partnerships for community solutions and policy change.

An-Me has led organizations including the Dr. Seuss Foundation, Knowledge Alliance, Amplifier, and Digital Harbor Foundation through organizational development and strategic planning. As a senior advisor, thought partner and wrangler she is also working with Dr. Seuss Foundation to develop and implement their strategic grantmaking strategy in early childhood literacy, New America to develop culturally responsive education and policies using open educational resources, and with National Education Association Foundation to support their strategic vision to improve public education. As a CSforALL Fellow, she spearheaded the development of ecosystems across the country for equitable computer science education. At the Mozilla Foundation, she forged partnerships and led the development of global digital literacy and 21st century skills standards and credentials, and core curriculum. She brought her skills in philanthropy and research to the MacArthur Foundation where she managed initiatives designed to improve student learning in digital media through partnerships with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the White House Office of Science and Technology. Prior to this, she led the education grantmaking at the C.S. Mott Foundation partnered with the U.S. Department of Education through the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations to build the afterschool field by supporting training and technical assistance, research and evaluation, policy development, and public awareness and outreach. While at the National Institute on Out-of-School Time at the Center for Research on Women, Wellesley College, she directed the Save the Children Out-of-School Time Rural Initiative.

Board service includes the Illinois Community College Board, Framework Institute, Digital Harbor Foundation, Bridgebuilder Cinematic Arts Programs, Midwest Chinese Family Camp, Nomi Network, IMS Global Digital Credentials Executive Board, Hive Digital Media Learning Fund, Grantmakers for Education, Community Foundation of Greater Flint, and the Out-of-School Funders Network. An-Me is a Presidential Leadership Scholar and alumni advisor, a program convened by Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to bring together leaders who share a commitment to help solve society’s greatest challenges. She has a PhD from Yale University, a BS from Washington University in St. Louis, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University.

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