AAJA Mentor Match Opens Cohort Applications
AAJA’s Mentor Match program will return in 2024 with a new cohort of mentors and mentees. We’re excited to continue fostering strong relationships between members of our community!
Applications to be part of the 2024 Mentor Match cohort are now open, for both mentors and mentees!
We aim to determine final matches by the end of February 2024. All mentors and mentees must have a paid, active AAJA membership to participate in the program. To be an eligible candidate, become an AAJA member here.
Anh Gray (Co-Director) Anh Gray is a Report for America Corps Excellence Regional Manager. She works with Report for America reporters and newsrooms in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Anh was a former audio journalist and editor at NPR member station KUNR Public Radio in Reno, Nevada. Her work has received Regional Edward R. Murrow awards and recognition from the Public Media Journalist Association (PMJA) and the Associated Press Television Radio Association (APTRA). Anh enjoys working with early-career journalists and is a co-director of the AAJA Mentor Match program. Her previous experiences include serving as a co-deputy director with the American Journalists Association (AAJA) Voices program and mentoring for NPR’s Next Generation Radio.
Kenichi Serino (Co-Director) Kenichi Serino is the deputy news editor for digital at PBS NewsHour. He is a journalist and trainer who has worked in the United States, Southern Africa and the Caribbean. He was a lecturer for the University of Witwatersrand Journalism program and an op-ed mentor for the Aspen New Voices Fellowship.
Grace Moon (Asia Co-Director) Grace Moon is the global audience editor at the Washington Post’s Seoul hub and has been an AAJA member for five years now. She first got involved by serving as the New York chapter’s student rep and continued her journey with the VOICES fellowship before moving to South Korea in 2019. Before joining the Post, Grace was a freelance journalist for two years in Seoul. She loves hiking, cooking Korean food and spending time with her grandparents.
About Mentor Match
The AAJA Mentor Match program is a year-long, dedicated mentoring program. Selected participants are matched with AAJA members based on experience and skill sets. Mentors and mentees are encouraged to develop a professional relationship and keep consistent contact throughout the duration of the program. Mentors provide mentees with advice to help them improve their craft and move toward better professional experiences and employment opportunities.