hello—nice to meet you. 

LiAnn Ishizuka

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

Most recently, I worked as a Senior Design Program Manager at Meta and currently pursuing a Masters degree in UX Design at MICA. I bring a decade of work experience in the social innovation, non-profit, and tech industries.

Previously, I’ve program managed an award-winning global video competition at Videos for Change, launched a global marketplace for citizenship education at Composer, program 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).

I am a Certified ScrumMaster  passionate #bethematch advocate, and RYT® 200 yoga teacher with training as a Skill in Action facilitator focused on the intersection of social justice and yoga. For fun, I dabble in plein air (outdoor) watercolor painting, volunteer with the OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates, and (sometimes) run international marathons. I also 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 now reside in Pasadena, CA.