China Ching (2008)


Bessie Dvora China Leipakumakaniokalani Ching (China Ching) was named according to Hawaiian and Jewish traditions and is honored to carry names from the matrilineal lines of both her parents. She has provided capacity-building assistance to Indigenous communities around the world with a particular focus on using media technologies and storytelling to promote Indigenous rights, support social and community change and to complement cultural documentation. China is currently an Associate Program Officer for the Christensen Fund, a private foundation based in San Francisco. She works on supporting and increasing Indigenous participation and representation in global processes affecting Indigenous rights and biocultural diversity.

China is a proud (and fierce) aunty and godmother and blessed to be the daughter and granddaughter of artists.

Sewon Chung Barrera (2012)

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Sewon Christina Chung Barrera is a Media Artist, Communications Innovator, and Oral Historian.

She holds a B.A. in Sociology and Literary & Cultural Studies from the College of William and Mary. During her studies, she produced a documentary film about the U.S.‐Mexico border to facilitate discussion concerning race, identity, and community in Williamsburg, Virginia. After graduation, Sewon completed a multimedia blog series for MIT's CoLab Radio in Kunming, China. Her work focused on the daily experience of urban development in one of China's quickly changing border regions. She received her M.A. in Oral History at Columbia University in May 2013. At OHMA, she explored the intersection of community-based oral histories and digital communications tools to produce her interactive thesis on Central Park North.

Currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sewon specializes in digital consultancy as a Content Marketing Strategist at Brafton. Passionate about place-based stories and interdisciplinary collaborations, Chung is producing an audiosensory "tour" of San Francisco's Presidio with senseofplace LAB and collecting oral histories along the historic San Pablo Corridor for East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation.

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Molly Rosner (2008)

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Molly Rosner came to OHMA from Wesleyan University where she majored in American Studies and studied housing in New York City. After graduating from OHMA she interned with the Apollo Theater Oral History Project, and worked as a researcher for BLDG92, the historical institute at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She then worked as an educator at the Brooklyn Museum, using oral history and storytelling to explore the art and history of the city. She has also worked at The American Legacy Foundation, an anti-tobacco organization, to institute their archive. Molly maintains a blog "Brooklyn In Love and At War" which features and analyzes letters written during WWII. Some of the letters are now on display at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where she plans to host a public program in the coming year. She is currently a doctoral student in American Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. She works with Lyra Monteiro on The Museum On Site, creating site-specific interactive public historical exhibits. She studies cities and suburbs using media and children's literature.