An-Me Chung is the director of Teaching, Learning & Tech and strategic advisor to the Education Policy program at New America. Her efforts focus on research and policies for how in and out of school educators and other professionals can use digital media and technologies to support equitable systems of learning for all young people. She is also co-founder of build4good, an intern-mentorship initiative at New America for post-secondary students and nonprofit organizations that aims to inspire a diversity of future leaders to develop civically minded technology.
An-Me has led the ACLU, Dr. Seuss Foundation, Knowledge Alliance, Amplifier, and Digital Harbor Foundation through organizational and board development, strategic planning, and developing grantmaking systems. She created the CSforALL initiative to develop ecosystems of equitable computer science education in communities across the country. She forged partnerships and led the development of core curriculum and global digital literacy and 21st century skills standards and credentials at the Mozilla Foundation. She managed initiatives at the MacArthur Foundation designed to improve student learning in digital media through partnerships with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In leading the education grantmaking at the C. S. Mott Foundation, she partnered with the U.S. Department of Education through the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations to build and sustain the afterschool field. While at the Wellesley Centers for Women, she directed the Save the Children Out-of-School Time Rural Initiative.
An-Me completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University and holds a PhD from Yale University and a BS from Washington University in St. Louis. She is a Presidential Leadership Scholar and alumni advisor, a program convened by Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton to bring together leaders who share a commitment to help solve society’s greatest challenges.
Past and current board service include the Illinois Community College Board, FrameWorks Institute, Lemelson Foundation’s InventEd Advisory Group, Starfish Institute, Bridgebuilder Cinematic Arts Program, Midwest Chinese Family Camp, Nomi Network, IMS Global Digital Credentials Executive Board, Hive Digital Media Learning Fund, Grantmakers for Education, and Community Foundation of Greater Flint.