The American Press Institute is excited to announce that Anastasia Bielecka has joined our team as an Administrative Assistant. In her role, she will work across the organization to streamline API operations, including working with the finance department to track expenses, collaborating with the Product Strategy team to track and pitch conference sessions, helping with API events, and more. 

Bielecka has more than seven years of administrative experience, and before joining API, she worked at Noom. As a certified health coach, Bielecka worked in a start-up environment to support a high volume of clients and coordinate wellness programs. Prior to her work at Noom, she was an administrative assistant at Georgetown University, where she helped medical staff, managed documents and records, coordinated schedules, and more.  

“We are so excited to have Anastasia join our team,” said Gwen Vargo, Vice President of Communications and Operations at API. “Her education and experience are an ideal combination to support all of API’s individual programs, as well as help us organize and streamline processes.

Bielecka holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from George Mason University and a Master’s Degree in Nutrition Education from American University. She is also pursuing another Bachelor’s degree in Business and Accounting from George Mason University. 

“I’m excited to start a new chapter of my life with API and give administrative support to this diverse and hard-working team,” said Bielecka. “The comradery and openness of everyone here will also give me the support I’ll need to keep the organization running smoothly.”

To contact Anastasia, please email

About the American Press Institute

The American Press Institute advances an innovative and sustainable news industry by helping publishers understand and engage audiences, grow revenue, improve public-service journalism, and succeed at organizational change. We believe that for democracies to thrive, people need accurate news and information about their communities, the problems of civil society and the debates over how to solve them. That requires an economically sustainable free press that reflects the diversity of American society and understands the needs of its communities. API is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization affiliated with the News/Media Alliance.

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