Joda Thongnopnua

Executive director

Joda Thongnopnua has a background in communications and advertising. He worked with major retail brands, international non-governmental organizations, and startups prior to founding the Metro Ideas Project in 2016.


Coming to America/Rachael Luther

What does a welcoming city look like?

To many, immigration and the status of refugees can seem like abstract and polarizing issues that continue to hopelessly divide Washington and the nation. But to so many others, it’s a deeply personal topic with consequences that reverberate in communities across the country. On June 28 at 5:30pm, Metro Ideas Project will host three individuals that will dive deep into how policymakers, community leaders and residents can work together to build more welcoming and inclusive communities.