Freda Lin has nearly two decades of education experience as a teacher, curriculum and workshop developer, and education program director. Her work on centering marginalized stories began as an undergraduate of Northwestern University, where she led a campus-wide, community-supported movement for an Asian American Studies program. Students are now able to major in this field of study at Northwestern; moreover, this initial advocacy work has extended to the inclusion of Latino Studies and Native American Studies.
Later, Freda initiated new diversity programs and activities as a history and leadership teacher in Chicago and San Francisco Bay area middle and high schools. After leaving the teaching field, she consulted on social movement history tours with Freedom Lifted, curriculum and grants research with the Center for Asian American Media, and teacher coaching with UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project. As the Education Program Director of the nonprofit organization, the Fred T. Korematsu Institute, Freda designed and implemented new projects and programming.
She is currently consulting with organizations and businesses such as Mikva Challenge and the Center for Cognitive Diversity.
Cathlin Goulding, Ed.D., is a curriculum specialist and researcher. She is a graduate of the Multicultural Urban Secondary English (MUSE) program at the University of California, Berkeley and holds a doctorate in Curriculum & Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. She started in the education field as an English and poetry teacher at a public high school in the East San Francisco Bay Area. Since then, she has worked on education research, curriculum publishing, outreach, and programming for the Teachers College Inclusive Classrooms Project, the federally-funded Teaching Residents at Teachers College (TR@TC), and The Fred T. Korematsu Institute. From 2017-2019, she was a Mellon postdoctoral research fellow at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and a visiting scholar at New York University. Currently, she teaches in the Adolescent Social Studies program at Hunter College, City University of New York.
In her research, she focuses on education and public memory in post-conflict settings. As the daughter and granddaughter of Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II, the history and reverberations of the concentration camp are central areas of inquiry.
Since 2003, she has been involved in the Asian American arts and culture scenes, serving as a longtime volunteer for Kearny Street Workshop and a books editor for Hyphen magazine. For more on her research and publications.