1993 - Leslie Ito

Leslie Ito served as VC’s first-ever summer intern through the Getty Institute’s Multicultural Summer Internship Program. Following a stint as a grants analyst at the Ford Foundation in New York City, Leslie returned to LA to become VC’s program director and developed VC’s Armed With a Camera Fellowship for Emerging Media Artists in 2001. She then became Executive Director of Visual Communications until 2008. Leslie is currently the President and CEO of the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center.