Anna May is a graduate of Princeton University and earned an MBA at New York University. She is an experienced business leader with over thirty years in financial services, the majority at Prudential, where her responsibilities ranged from managing the company’s 1,500 insurance agents and financial planners in NY and New England
Yoshiko Sheard received her BA (Hons) and PhD in Linguistics from the Australian National University, where she tutored in Japanese. She was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University during her doctoral studies. She has been active in various social and fundraising groups, in addition to Asia Initiatives, including Nichibei Fujinkai,
Fumi Kato is a Portfolio Manager on the Multi-Asset Class Investment Team at Neuberger Berman, a global asset management firm. Fumi earned his BS in Physics and Mathematics with honors, an MA in Physics and a Ph.D. in Physics from Stony Brook University. Fumi also completed a Professional Development Course
Natalie Friedberg is a recent graduate of the University of Chicago and an intern at Asia Initiatives. She coordinates grants and outreach and assisted with the 2017 AI Gala.
Diandra has been with AI since 2015 as a volunteer and most recently a Junior Board member. Diandra has a background in education and non-profit program management. She was fortunate enough to see AI’s SoCC programs in Ahmedabad, India. Diandra is particularly drawn to the AI’s model in listening to the
Irene Carolina Herrera (ireneherrera.com) is a freelance multilingual Cuban-Venezuelan filmmaker, visual journalist, and educator with over 15 years experience producing and creating documentary and journalistic content in traditional and new media formats with an emphasis on Latin America and Asia.