Nancy Xiong is the Strategic Communications Specialist for the Linked Learning Alliance and drives the strategic vision for articulating Linked Learning’s opportunities and successes. She grew up in Merced, CA as the youngest of ten siblings and is the daughter of refugee parents from Southeast Asia. These experiences fueled her passion for health and education equity for underserved populations. In her previous capacity, she worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA for a national non-profit organization helping to build advocacy and organizational capacity in the Southeast Asian community throughout California. Her background also includes community engagement and outreach and working closely with first-generation college students.
As a first-generation college student herself, she graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health and a minor in Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies. In her spare time, she enjoys thrift shopping, DIY projects, making ice cream and creating custom greeting cards.