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Kristin Leong

Community Engagement Producer


Kristin Leong is KUOW's community engagement producer and the editor of our Seattle Story Project series. She is the creator of Curiosity Club, KUOW's nerdy supper club testing the possibility that a shared meal and compelling stories can transform a group of strangers into a community ( She was also the producer of KUOW's post-Covid lockdown web series Are We Going To Be Ok? (, and she led the Station's community engagement for our Biggest Carbon Loser "reality radio" contest (

As one of 30 international TED-Ed Innovative Educators of 2017, Kristin founded, a global portrait and storytelling project humanizing the culture gaps in schools. ROLL CALL is used in classrooms around the world to fuel conversation about equity and representation.

Her portrait project, HALF: Biracial + Bicultural in America, was nominated for USA Today's Outstanding Academic & Intellectual Endeavor Award.

As a senior at Sarah Lawrence College, the New York Times called her a "graduate already in the driver's seat."

She is a 2018 Citizen University Fellow, a recipient of The Slants Foundation's 2020 Countering Hate Award, and a 2020 Seattle Mayor's Arts Award nominee.

Her latest adventure is ROCK PAPER RADIO (, a weekly newsletter for misfits and unlikely optimists.