Lia Nitake

Senior Director of Technology, Telecommunications and Media Policy

Lia Nitake is the Senior Director of Technology, Telecommunications and Media Policy at Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, where she is responsible for developing and implementing the organization’s technology policy agenda and advocating for the fair and equal representation of Asian Americans in the media.

Before joining Advancing Justice | AAJC, Lia served as Deputy Executive Director at TechNet, a national technology trade association. While there, she advocated on technology legislation and regulation across six states. Lia was previously an economic development and public affairs consultant, providing strategic advisory and support to government, business, and nonprofit clients. She has also worked as Public Policy Director at the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce and as a policy consultant at the World Bank.

Lia serves on the board of directors of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation. A descendant of Heart Mountain incarcerees, she is committed to promoting education about the unjust mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II in order to prevent similar violations of civil rights.

Lia holds a B.A. from California State University Long Beach and an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.