Kristelle Siarza, Volunteer Executive Director
Kristelle Siarza is the Founder and Volunteer Executive Director of the Asian Business Collaborative. Kristelle is originally from San Francisco, California. As a business executive, non-profit founder and entrepreneur, Kristelle has over a decade of experience in digital communications and leadership. Prior to founding ABC, Kristelle founded Siarza Social Digital, a digital marketing firm whose award-winning campaigns have received local and national recognition. Kristelle has been recognized for being a pioneer in marketing and leadership through Albuquerque’s 40 Under 40 Award, as well as the 2016 Diverse Business Leader Award, 2019 Top CEO, and 2019 Women of Influence Award. As ABC’s Executive Director, Kristelle channels her passion for serving the API community and her robust expertise in business management to strengthen the API business community in New Mexico. Kristelle’s hobbies include golfing, video games, makeup, making TikToks of her cat, and ballooning.
Xiaodi (Dee) Wang, Operations
Dee Wang was born and raised in Maanshan, China. She first came to the US in 2015 to receive a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico. With leadership experience in the automotive and hotel industries, Dee brings with her expertise in financial data preparation and analysis, intercultural communications, event planning, project management, and leadership training. In addition to leading operations for ABC, Dee also serves as a community interpreter in Chinese while working toward her second Master’s Degree in Accounting at UNM. Dee loves Asian food – if given the option between Asian food and anything else, she will go for Asian food every time. She loves perfecting her parents’ Chinese food recipes, rock climbing, and drinking Tie Guan Yin tea.
Melanie Nguyen, Development
Melanie Nguyen is originally from Los Angeles, California. As a former math and science teacher and nonprofit Development Manager, Melanie has worked in the education and nonprofit sector for over seven years. Melanie brings with her expertise in fund development, grant writing, donor relations, marketing, program management, strategic planning and event fundraising. Melanie has been awarded the Arête Outstanding Service Award for her work in philanthropy and has presented at educational summits and led trainings on technology integration, accreditation, leadership development and STEM. She is deeply committed to healing and empowering her local community through quality service and collaboration. In addition to fundraising for ABC, Melanie is studying to pursue a career in medicine. Melanie’s hobbies include playing basketball, painting, sculpting, making stop-motion videos, playing board games, and eating Dee’s amazing food.
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