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Lisa Akinyi May

Lisa Akinyi May joined the CCPA-BC in January 2023. As associate director, she oversees the B.C. Office’s communications team and is a member of the management team.

May brings a wealth of experience in journalism, communications and research to the role. Her early career focused on telling the stories of the most vulnerable in society at the United Nations in her native Kenya and at one of Belgium’s leading broadcasters, VRT News. Prior to moving to Canada, she managed communications and grants at Journalismfund Europe, a Brussels-based foundation that supports a global network of investigative journalists exposing money laundering, corruption and human rights abuses.

May holds a BA in journalism from the Thomas More University of Applied Sciences in Belgium, and a master's degree in political science from the University of British Columbia, where she specialized in international migration policy.

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