JACL is happy to announce our newest team member, Bridgette Watson! She has an academic background in journalism from City College of San Francisco and photography from the Brooks Institute of Photography. Watson is also certified as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language.
In addition, Watson worked for a few years in the hospitality industry as a manager and sales agent before transitioning to the academic field managing Continuing Medical Education programs, event planning and project and grant management for UCSF and then UC Berkeley.
Watson also has experience working in organic farming, something she initially did prepandemic in Scotland and during the pandemic in New Mexico. She lives in the Pacifica, Calif., area and loves its proximity to the ocean.
“I’m happy to be part of working with a nonprofit that focuses on making the community better,” said Watson to the Pacific Citizen. “I hope to focus on keeping things up to date within our office in San Francisco and the JACL and be more involved with the Asian American community and learn more about my heritage. Looking forward to making a difference.”