June Yang joined the Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC) in February 2021. As Senior Development Officer—Foundations and Institutional Philanthropy, she brings more than a decade of experience in grantwriting and nonprofit resource development across a wide range of sectors and settings, most recently in Washington, D.C. Prior to LAJC, June directed fundraising strategy as Director of Development for the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital and led grants strategy as Grants Officer for Public Justice, a national legal advocacy organization. She also serves as a volunteer grant reviewer for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Arts Forward Fund, which supports arts and culture organizations in the D.C. region as they make essential shifts to respond to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 and to the national movement for racial justice and equity.
In addition to working in development, June teaches dance fitness and writes fiction and freelance journalism. She is a past recipient of the Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction (Grand Prize). June holds a B.A. in Semiotics from Brown University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Houston.