Amy Ta on the National Mall, collecting interviews for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. (Photo Credit: Kemi Aladesuyi) Amy Ta on the National Mall, collecting interviews for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. (Photo Credit: Kemi Aladesuyi)

Meet Our New Producer!

Tiny Spark has doubled in size and now has a West Coast presence!

I am over the moon to welcome Amy Ta to Tiny Spark. Amy comes to us from NPR in Washington DC, where she spent more than four years working on NPR’s Tell Me More, Weekend Edition and NPR Music.

During her tenure at NPR, Amy produced intimate conversations on diverse issues, such as coping with mental illness and the dangers of immigrating to the United States; from life and death in prison to breaking racial barriers in Hollywood.

Amy earned two bachelors degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles; one in International Development and the other in Communication Studies — a perfect blend of expertise for Tiny Spark! Amy is also an avid documentary and sports photographer. Check out her work here.

Amy’s academic and volunteer interests have taken her to Thailand, Czech Republic and New Zealand. When she’s not working for Tiny Spark, you can likely find Amy running or cycling in her native southern California, where she will be based.

In a sprint finish, Amy Ta clinches first place in the 2014 Leonardtown, Maryland Criterium race. Photo: Bert Hindman

In a sprint finish, Amy Ta clinches first place in the 2014 Leonardtown, Maryland Criterium race. Photo: Bert Hindman

Amy will be juggling a number of responsibilities at Tiny Spark, from assisting in our investigative work to using her fine technical skills to help us produce more frequent in-depth interviews. She’ll be generating and vetting story ideas, researching, photographing, you name it. Got story ideas for Amy? Reach out to her at info@tinyspark.org.

Welcome aboard, Amy! So thrilled to have you on the team.

Top image: Amy Ta on the National Mall, collecting interviews for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. (Photo Credit: Oluwakemi Aladesuyi)

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