Kimmy Yam is an award-winning Asian American journalist. She’s best known for her work, covering policy and legislation, as well as her deeply reported features on complex issues impacting the Asian American community. In 2016, she helped launch HuffPost’s Asian Voices section, one of two mainstream media verticals dedicated to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Today she is a reporter for NBC’s Asian America section, where she aims to uplift communities that have largely been forgotten by the media ecosystem. She is most underused as a Spongebob Squarepants scholar.