hello—nice to meet you. 

LiAnn Ishizuka

I connect the worlds of technology, design, and brand marketing to bring products and programs to life.

I’m currently the global competition manager at videos for change. I bring a decade of work experience in the social innovation, non-profit, and tech industries.

Previously, I’ve launched a global marketplace for citizenship education at composer, managed product design teams at facebook, galvanized communities to rethink high school at xq institute, invested patient capital to change the way the world tackles poverty at acumen, crafted digital strategy to help end homelessness at united way, strategized campaigns at a social impact creative agency at enso, and worked to create financial access and literacy at Tala (formerly InVenture).

For fun, I host a community radio show, volunteer at local bone marrow drives, and (sometimes) run marathons. I am a passionate #bethematch advocate and RYT® 200 yoga teacher. I like turtles.

I grew up in California as a child of a Chinese immigrant and third-generation Japanese American, studied International Development & Global Studies at UCLA, and have lived in LA, New York, Oakland and currently reside in Pasadena.