White House Profile
Ronnie Cho
Former Associate Director of Public Engagement

Ronnie Cho is the former Associate Director of the Office of Public Engagement. Prior to joining the White House, he was an editor at the Newsweek Daily Beast Company in New York City where he wrote and edited content related to social justice, innovation, and social entrepreneurship. In 2009, Cho worked at the Federal Communications Commission as part of the team that wrote the National Broadband Plan and also served as Associate Director, Office of Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Phoenix, Arizona native has worked on several political and issue campaigns including Senator John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano’s 2006 gubernatorial race, and most recently on the Obama for America campaign beginning in Iowa in 2007. He was also featured in the HBO documentary “By The People: The Election of Barack Obama” that followed President Obama’s historic campaign. He went to Arizona State University.

Ronnie Cho's Posts

  • For The Win: No Place For Hate

    Maryam Farooq, 14, was honored as a 2012 Hasbro Community Action Hero, an award recognizing outstanding young service leaders presented by Hasbro in partnership with generationOn, the global youth service enterprise of Points of Light.


  • College Affordability

    You Did It!

    Thanks to the help of thousands of students, student loan interest rates will not double on July 1st.


  • Poverty

    For the Win: Simply Irresistible

    Grace Li is a junior at Glenda Dawson High School in Pearson, Texas. She is a writer as well as the founder of We Care Act, which helps school children recover from disasters and engages youth around the world to help others in need.


  • Women

    Investing in Women

    We kick off 2012 with a brand new “Women Working to Do Good” blog from HelloGiggles. This week’s profile features Alexa von Tobel, the founder of a start-up focused on offering personal finance advice to women.


  • "Women Working to Do Good" Visits the White House

    HelloGiggles editor Julia Gazdag visits the White House as the Women Working to Do Good series continues to grow.


  • Service

    For the Win: Earth Savers

    Charles, a sophomore at Mill Creek High School in Hoschton, Ga, shares his inspiration for starting an international movement of Earth Savers Clubs through his nonprofit, Greening Forward.


  • Additional Issues

    A Girl’s Best Friend

    In this edition of “Women Working to Do Good”, HelloGiggles profiles Jennifer Arnold the founder of an organization that trains and places services animals to thousands of people.


  • Service

    For the Win: Reeling in Hope

    At 11 years old, Jessica Markowitz founded Richard's Rwanda-IMPUHWE, a nonprofit organization that helps girls in Rwanda receive the education they deserve.


  • Women

    Capturing Change

    In this week’s edition of “Women Working to Do Good”, HelloGiggles spotlights college student Jaime Henry-White for her work using photography to connect communities and bridge cultural divides.


  • Technology

    For the Win: The Spark in All of Us

    Adora Svitak, the youngest recipient of the National Education Association's Award for Outstanding Service for Public Education, describes what inspired her to lead the youth-organized conference TEDxRedmond for the second year in a row, with more than 600 audience members and 20 youth speakers.


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