2023 Board Members

Myers Reece, President

Executive Director, Underscore News

"I’m excited to build on the momentum of the past few years, during which AAJA PDX has launched and expanded an internship program to support early-career journalists of color, in addition to hosting numerous networking and educational events. We hope to grow our membership this year as we continue serving as the region’s leading organization committed to diversifying newsrooms and ensuring fair and accurate coverage of communities of color."

Amy Wang, VP, Community Engagement

Content strategist, Oregon Health & Science University

"AAJA Portland has been on a roll the past few years, working hard to carry out our mission of diversifying Oregon newsrooms and ensuring fair and accurate coverage of communities of color, and I’m excited to see the chapter’s momentum continue in 2023. Please consider becoming a member and/or donating to support our paid internship program!"

Elliot Njus, Treasurer

Business & economy editor, The Oregonian/OregonLive 

"AAJA Portland continues to build and strengthen relationships across the region. I’m looking forward to bigger and better collaborations with other organizations and with Oregon’s news outlets to improve the important service journalists provide for our communities."

Celina Tebor, VP, Social Media

News Editor, CNN 

"This is my third year on the AAJA PDX board, and I’ve seen our board’s creativity, ideas, and eagerness to serve our community grow more and more each year. Journalism is more diverse than ever and my hope is that Portland’s JOC can come to us for a place of community, resource, and belonging."

Peter Wong, National Board Rep

Reporter, Salem Bureau, Portland Tribune/Pamplin Media

"In my 15th year on the local board (10 nonconsecutive years as president), and 10th year on the national advisory board, I have seen the Portland chapter thrive, then wither, then thrive again – and also the national association. AAJA was founded in 1981 – six years after I began my reporting career – to ensure fair coverage of communities of color, not just Asian Americans, and promote diversity among the newsroom workforce that is still far from our goals. We’ve come a long way, but we still need others to help us get to where we need to be on both news coverage and newsroom workforce."

Kaylee Domzalski, Secretary

Video Producer, Education Week

"This is my first year on the board and I’m excited to collaborate on the important work that AAJA Portland does to support, connect, and encourage journalists of color not just in Portland, but also in the wider Oregon region."

Arya Surowidjojo, VP, Content

Senior Digital Video Producer, Oregon Public Broadcasting

"I see tremendous opportunity in creative collaboration between newsrooms and civic organizations, providing hubs of professional development for a rapidly changing journalism landscape. We hope AAJA PDX can be that bridge and brain trust for current and future members."