Emily Chi is the Director of Telecommunications, Technology, and Media at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC, where she is responsible for developing and providing public policy research, strategies, analysis, and education on telecommunications, technology, and media diversity. Prior to joining Advancing Justice- AAJC, Emily worked as a researcher on various projects at the Harvard Kennedy School, including Product & Society at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and the Technology and Public Purpose (TAPP) Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Emily started her career as a paralegal at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Antitrust Division. She went on to work with various Bay Area tech companies to build ethical and consumer privacy-centered products. She has also worked with local government agencies in Toulouse, France and Boston, MA to conduct user research and launch accessible and safe online tools for the community.
Emily received her B.A. in Legal Studies and Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley. She received her MPP at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she served as Co-Chair of the Asian American Pacific Islander Caucus and contributed to the Asian American Policy Review. Her studies and research in graduate school centered around the social impact of developing technologies, especially in the context of racial equity and workers’ rights.