Sandy is a writer, project manager, and digital content producer and strategist. She is currently the Communications and Special Projects Manager at SAGE, a nonprofit that advocates for LGBTQ+ elders.
Sandy has a background in journalism and has worked in a variety of nonprofit communications roles since 2019. Her areas of expertise are websites and project management, but she also has experience with social media platforms and email newsletters. As a naturally curious and quick learner, Sandy is a largely self-taught organizational whiz who takes pride in her ability to apply productivity tools to organizational challenges. Her expansive experience in nonprofit communications also allows her to leverage her understanding of communications teams to develop new, effective systems and manage projects within the Marketing and Communications team at SAGE. Before joining SAGE, Sandy worked for Everytown for Gun Safety, PEN America, and WITNESS.
Sandy holds a BS in Journalism and Media Studies from the Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College, where she received the Vanguard Prize in Journalism. She also holds an MA in Liberal Studies (MALS) and certificate in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. At The Graduate Center, Sandy created two projects: Journalism and COVID-19: The Toll of a Pandemic, an interactive project focused on the toll of the coronavirus pandemic on journalism in the United States; and The Local Accountability Journalism Tracker, a project on local news stories that have sparked major change, which received the 2020-2021 MALS Capstone Project Prize.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Sandy currently resides in Queens. She is also an avid sports fan, supporting the Brooklyn Nets and Tampa Bay Rays. In her free time, she can be found creating content for her Rays blog, Sandy and the Rays. Sandy is also a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and NTEN, a mentor alumna of the Girls Write Now community, and a 2022-2023 Community Fellow at the Institute for Nonprofit Practice.