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KRISTIN LEONG, M.Ed. is a producer with NPR-affiliate station KUOW Public Radio. As one of 30 international TED-Ed Innovative Educators of 2017, she 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 photography 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 she is a 2020 Seattle Mayor's Arts Award nominee. Her latest adventure is ROCK PAPER RADIO, a weekly dispatch for misfits and unlikely optimists. She lives in Seattle with her wife and son. Find her on Instagram @leongstagram, on Twitter @kristinleong, on SoundCloud here, and subscribe to her newsletter at