Jacinta S. Ma brings more than 20 years of experience in law, policy and civil rights to her role as director of policy and advocacy at the National Immigration Forum. Jacinta spearheads the development of Forum policy priorities and ensures their implementation.
Before joining the Forum in 2014, she held several leadership positions including deputy director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice in Washington, D.C., senior advisor to Commissioner Stuart J. Ishimaru of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and legal policy associate at The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, among others.
Originally from Southern California, she graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and earned her J.D. from New York University School of Law.