Acting Executive Director
Anjali Sharan is the Acting Executive Director of Asia Society Southern California (ASSC). Her career has included both nonprofit and private sector roles in Washington D.C. and in New Delhi working in public policy including for a $100bn multinational corporation, a preeminent political strategy firm, and a premier national industry association. Sharan also served as Chief of Staff for an L.A.-based startup producing conferences on international trade and investment. She earned her master's degree in International Relations and Economics from John Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and bachelor's degree in International Studies and Economics from American University.
Li Huang is the program director for Asia Society Southern California. With 10+ years of experience in the media and film industry, Huang specializes in project management in production, content marketing, global promotion, and talent management.
In recent years, Huang has crossed over from the Chinese entertainment industry into Hollywood to further facilitate her development of cross-cultural communication skills, stimulate collaborative projects between the U.S. and Asia, and promote multimedia content that resonates with people around the world. Huang earned her master’s degree in Film Producing from the New York Film Academy. She is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
Amanda Walencewicz is the program assistant at Asia Society Southern California. A graduate of Tufts University, she studied Chinese film and spent a year abroad in Hangzhou and Hong Kong. She also earned a graduate certificate program at the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center. Previously, she worked as the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations’ Communications and Production Assistant, producing videos, podcasts, and graphics.