The Washington State China Relations Council (WSCRC) has announced Kristi Heim as the new executive director of WSCRC, following Joe Borich’s retirement in 2013. WSCRC is an independent nonprofit organization that has promoted commercial, cultural, and educational ties between Washington state and China for 35 years.
Heim worked for the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies, where she served as assistant director of the Confucius Institute and worked on other programs related to China.
She also founded contextChina.com, an online news and information platform covering the connections between the Pacific Northwest and China. (end)