Welcome Back to a New Season of Kollaboration!

New year, new season of Kollaboration New York! Now that you’ve all had the chance to settle back into the groove of everyday life — work, school and adjusting to that newly implemented workout schedule (New Year’s resolutions, holla) — you’re probably itching for a little Kollaboration in your life. Well, ask, and thou shalt receive.

We are extremely excited to announce the new staff for Kollaboration New York — a few familiar faces and plenty of new ones to boot! This year, we have a record-breaking 24 members on our lovely Kollaboration board, meaning that there are more eyes and ears than ever available to hear what YOU have to say and to see what amazing talents YOU have to offer.

Why so serious? Ellen, Marian, Rebecca and Kevin listen intently during retreat earlier this month. If you look really closely, you can even spot Ms. Linda hiding out behind our Marketing Manager Kevin!

This year, we’re doing things a little differently here at KollaborationNewYork.org (that’s a mouthful!). We’ll be highlighting some awesome up-and-coming talents from the five boroughs, as well as catching up with some memorable past competitors, many of whom got their start on our humble Kollaboration stage. You’ll get a chance to get to know your finalists a bit better and get a peek at what goes on behind the scenes at Kollaboration, from the first round of auditions to the big day.

And we want to keep this dialogue an ongoing one. What do YOU guys want to see and hear? Who’re YOU groovin’ to on your playlist these days, and who are some talents that are inspiring YOU in the new year?

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New York City is unique in that it’s full of passionate, incredibly diverse people (yourselves and ourselves humbly included, of course!), and this year, we want to showcase that not only onstage at our highly anticipated show in September, but also here, online, right at your fingertips.

So keep checking back in the coming weeks for a glimpse of what Kollaboration New York is all about, and all the exciting open mics, fundraisers and programs we have in store for you. Empowerment through entertainment: learn it, live it, love it.

Introducing your Kollaboration 2013 staff from l-r): Geoff, Jeff, Kevin, Nupur, Donna, Linda, Joyce, Rebecca, Eric, Ronnie, Tina, Tanner, JoAnna, John, Dan, Bea, Ivan, Jonathan, Marian, Ellen.

Introducing your Kollaboration 2013 staff (from l-r): Geoff, Jeff, Kevin, Nupur, Donna, Linda, Joyce, Rebecca, Eric, Ronnie, Tina, Tanner, JoAnna, John, Dan, Bea, Ivan, Jonathan, Marian, Ellen.

And without further ado, your staff for Kollaboration New York 2013:

Executive Director: JoAnna Chin

Associate Director: Tanner Chung

Programming Manager: Rebecca Kim

Programming Manager (Digital): Nupur Patel

Stage Manager: Peter Chang

Sales & Fundraising Manager: Eric Lin

Sponsorship Associate: Ronnie Choi

Sponsorships Associate: Jonathan Saquisili

Internal Operations Manager: Linda Nguyen

Volunteer Manager: Ivan Xie

Campus Coordinator: Marian Asuncion

Campus Coordinator: Dan Tran

Marketing Manager: Kevin Huang

Design Associate: Donna Yee

Design Associate: Ellen Jang

Public Relations Director: Joyce Chen

Public Relations Associate: Slgi Choi

Social Media Coordinator: Bea Go

Social Media Coordinator: Kelly Kim

Media Team (photographer): Jeffrey Liu

Media Team (photographer): Geoff Yen

Media Team (photographer): Tina Rin

Administrative Staff: Evelyn Yan

Administrative Staff: Ronnie Choi

Whew, that’s a lot of names! And given the six-degrees of separation here in New York City, we’re willing to bet you’ve already spotted a few familiar monikers. They’re a friendly bunch, and absolutely can’t wait to talk your ear off about Kollaboration and our mission. So the next time you see any of them out and about in the city, be sure to say “hey” and give them a congratulatory fist-bump — they’ll like it, really! Every member on staff has worked hard to get here, and we couldn’t be prouder of our team.

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We’ll be highlighting each of our lovely staff members in the coming months as well, so check back often to learn more about the people who are hard at work behind the scenes to bring you an amazing Kollaboration season.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter at @kollabny and Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/KollabNY. Cheers to a fantastic start to the 2013 season!

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