Words Without Borders is pleased to announce the election of three new members to its Board of Directors: Abe Hsuan, Jennifer Moross, and Rebecca Servadio.
“With their diverse international backgrounds and years of experience in the fields of international literature, law, technology, and nonprofits, Abe, Jennifer, and Rebecca will bring valued expertise and diversity to WWB’s leadership,” said Samantha Schnee, Chair. “We are delighted to welcome them to the Words Without Borders Board of Directors.”
Abe Hsuan is a general corporate lawyer with a specialty in advising SMB and start-up clients on business formation and operations, Internet, technology, data management, and privacy laws. Abe has held senior legal and business positions at major online and traditional media companies as well as a multinational early-stage venture funds. He began his legal career at the international law firm Debevoise & Plimpton, where he was a senior corporate associate focusing on intellectual property/technology, leveraged finance, cross-border, and LBO transactions. Abe is also an advisor for various European Union-funded projects in the fields of artificial intelligence, data-mining, and text-mining, such as the xLike Project, an EU-funded scientific research project on cross-lingual media monitoring and machine translation. He has been a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the International Trademark Association, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. During 2006-2009, Mr. Hsuan served as Treasurer and then became Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Rudolf Steiner School in New York City. In 2005, he was honored by the New York County Lawyers Association in 2005 as a celebrated lawyer of color. Abe received an A. B. degree from Princeton University and a J. D. from New York University School of Law.
Jennifer Moross hails from Austin, Texas, and divides her time between Austin, Greenwich, CT, and London. She is a member of the Texas Bar Association and was an associate for Hays, McConn, Rice and Pickering, a firm specializing in civil litigation in Houston, Texas. In Greenwich she volunteered her time as a trustee and advisory board member of the Greenwich Historical Society, supporting and developing exhibitions for the Bush-Holley Museum. As an advisory board member of the Belle Haven Land Corporation, she advocates for appropriate land use and development to maintain the historic nature of a belle epoque New England neighborhood. Jennifer has played an active development role for several educational institutions, most recently on the committee for the American Friends of Eton College Gala and the production of the annual dinner for the Princeton Comparative Literature Department. In England she is an avid supporter of Modern Art Oxford and the Ashmolean Museum.
Rebecca Servadio was born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1970. She qualified as a lawyer and has a postgraduate qualification from the prestigious College of Europe. She practiced law in Italy, Belgium, and the UK before moving into publishing and a career as a literary scout, where she has focused on reading widely and supporting publishers, agents and writers, and finding stories that build bridges between readers, cultures, and languages. She is currently the head of the international scouting agency London Literary Scouting.