AAJA Seattle board news: New VP of Programs, call for Secretary nominations

Welcome Jovelle Tamayo, VP of Programs

AAJA Seattle is happy to announce that Jovelle Tamayo has stepped up to fill our board vacancy for Vice President of Programs. The VP of Programs heads our workshops, training and other programs for members.

IMG_4416Jovelle Tamayo is an independent visual journalist who joined the AAJA Seattle community early this year. Jovelle’s photos have appeared in outlets including The Seattle Globalist, South Seattle Emerald, Seattle Weekly, BuzzFeed News, The New York Times, Esquire, The Star-Ledger, and GMNews.com. Previously, she studied Political Science and French at Rutgers University, where she served terms as Editor-in-Chief and Photography Editor of the school’s independent daily newspaper, The Daily Targum. She also interned at Aperture Foundation and The Times Herald-Record through the Dow Jones News Fund Program.

As the new VP of Programs, Jovelle looks forward to producing professional development and engagement opportunities for AAJA Seattle and the community at-large.

Jovelle joins Chapter President Venice Buhain (The Seattle Globalist), Vice President of Events Natasha Chen (KIRO-TV), Chapter Treasurer Sarah Wallace (freelance journalist) and National Advisory Board Representative Audrey Carlsen (Seattle Times).

Call for nominations for Chapter Secretary

We have a vacancy on our board for chapter secretary, and we are calling for nominations through June 5. Being on the board is a great way to get involved in AAJA locally and nationally and to work for boosting diversity in journalism. The secretary position takes the lead on chapter communications, keeps minutes at meetings and is in charge of elections. The position will be through December 2017.

Please contact AAJA Seattle chapter president Venice Buhain at venice@seattleglobalist.com if you have any questions or if you want to nominate yourself or someone else for the secretary position.

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