|An-Me has extensive experience with strategic planning, organizational development, and 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 equitable education and technology opportunities to all young people. She is a social science researcher who is a problem-solver with a history of leading complex initiatives focused on systems change using data and promising practices, raising public awareness, and leveraging partnerships for community solutions and public policy through an equity lens.
She is Director and Strategic Advisor in the Education Policy Program at New America, and co-founder of build4good, a matching and mentoring internship for post-secondary students and nonprofit organizations that aims to inspire a diversity of future leaders to develop civically minded technology.
An-Me has led organizations including the Dr. Seuss Foundation, Knowledge Alliance, Amplifier, Digital Harbor Foundation, and New America through organizational development and strategic planning. She spearheaded development of equitable computer science education ecosystems as a CSforALL fellow. She forged partnerships and led the development of core curriculum and global digital literacy and 21st century skills standards and credentials at the Mozilla Foundation. She managed initiatives at the MacArthur Foundation 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 Policy. In leading the education grantmaking at the C. S. Mott Foundation, she partnered with the U.S. Department of Education through the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations to build the afterschool field. She directed the Save the Children Out-of-School Time Rural Initiative while at the Wellesley Centers for Women.
She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University and holds a PhD from Yale University, a BS from Washington University in St. Louis. 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.
Current board service: Illinois Community College Board, Framework Institute, InventED Advisory Group, Starfish Institute Advisory Board, Bridgebuilder Cinematic Arts Programs, Midwest Chinese Family Camp, Nomi Network, Asian Giving Circle.
Term Expires: June 30, 2026