Jackie Langa – Project Manager and Festival Director
Jackie Langa is a New York transplant, legal professional, visionary motivator and current Vice President and Treasurer of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley. She has lived in the San Fernando Valley for over 40 years and served 8 years in various positions on The Museum’s board where she doggedly championed successful museum partnerships. She has implemented unique Museum exhibitions, and bolstered The Museum’s Public Art Initiative by engaging local San Fernando Valley artists to become part of its program, create historic masks and paint historic murals in and about the Valley. She came into the nonprofit world by happenstance through L.A. Fellows at Los Angeles Valley College after leaving her job at 20th Century Fox Film Corp. and found that this is what she had been searching for since she left New York – receiving the unforeseen gift of appreciation as a volunteer at this Museum. She is currently President of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley. Please contact her at jackie@PanAsianFestival.com.
Jessica Steiner – Outreach & Volunteers Director
Jessica is a recent graduate of California State University, Northridge (CSUN), double majoring in Anthropology and Asian American Studies. She is a former student intern and current community consultant for CSUN’s Asian American Studies Pathways Project (AASPP). In AASPP, Jessica works to promote the general welfare of the Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Desi-American (APIDA) communities on, off, and beyond CSUN’s campus. While at CSUN, she was an integral part of several initiatives, such as founding the League of Asian & Pacific Islander Students, working closely with CSUN Student Outreach and Recruitment to improve APIDA student engagement and retention, and developing programs to promote wellbeing of APIDA students and the general CSUN student body. As she transitions into the workforce and a graduate program at CSUN, Jessica continues to be an active community member and change-maker in the San Fernando Valley. Please contact her at info@PanAsianFestival.com.