Tina Matsuoka, Esq.
Executive Director, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (Washington, DC)
Tina Matsuoka is serving in her eighth year as the Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) based in Washington D.C. Tina is a skilled manager and advisor with over a decade of experience in civil rights, community engagement, and project management. She has worked collaboratively with state and local law enforcement officers, elected officials, and historically marginalized groups—including communities of color and LGBT communities—to prevent and respond to civil rights violations and conflicts. She also has coordinated national communications strategies and spoken about civil rights, hate crimes, and diversity/inclusion issues to media, schools, law enforcement agencies, nonprofit organizations, and community groups. Tina received a B.A. in Philosophy from American University and a J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law, where she was a Stein Scholar in Public Interest Law and Ethics.