Rob Yanagida is an attorney and social justice activist. After working for 30 years in the Silicon Valley technology industry, he currently advises social enterprises such as cooperatives and non-profits. He is a member of the national network of Detroit’s James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Development. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley Independent Living Center, a disability justice center, the Audubon Canyon Ranch, a wild bird sanctuary in Marin County, and the national board of the National Lawyers Guild. He was on the New York State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission and was founder of Asian Americans for Equality, a long-standing advocacy and housing organization in NYC. He is a JD-MBA graduate of New York University.