Ezra Baeli-Wang wrote and delivered his first speech as a guest of honor at a gala for athletes championing LGBTQ+ equality in sport.
At West Wing Writers, Ezra helps public officials and business and non-profit leaders tell stories that articulate their vision and values. His words have been delivered in board rooms and wedding venues, football stadiums and nationally televised political addresses.
Before joining West Wing Writers, Ezra developed messaging for the AAPI Victory Fund to encourage Asian Americans in Virginia to vote, drafted speeches for senior leadership at a social justice consultancy, and wrote for a broad portfolio of clients at a strategic communications firm. Ezra graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned highest honors on his poetry thesis and captained the NCAA Division I fencing team. His poetry has earned nominations for a Pushcart Prize and the Best New Poets Award.
Ezra grew up in Hillsborough, New Jersey, and is an avid rock climber. When he’s not reconsidering his foot placement on a particularly crumbly sandstone pillar, Ezra writes pro-bono for individuals and organizations advancing racial and gender justice — from AAPI groups speaking out against anti-Asian violence to independent filmmakers chronicling the journeys of Black women beer brewers in North Carolina.