Mya Fisher, PhD (USA)

Senior Advisor

Mya is a Senior Advisor at iLEAP where she leads the development of courses related to equity, inclusion and diversity from a global and intercultural context.

She spent more than 20 years as an international education professional, specializing in exchange programming related to Japan and China. Embedded in her work and program designs are creating spaces for people to ask hard questions, find their “voice” to engage in these conversations and equips them to be active and critical thinkers who will contribute to the reimagining of societies grounded in principles of equity and inclusion. Mya is a fierce supporter of next-generation talent. Encouraging young people to embrace their leadership potential, pursue interests in international opportunities, and discover their place and purpose in the world motivates and inspires her every day.

Mya is a proud alum of Williams College (B.A. Psychology and Sociology), New York University (M.A., International Education) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (M.S. and PhD, Sociology). Based in the Washington DC area, in her free time, she enjoys watching movies on opening night (pre-coronavirus), spoiling her two pet guinea pigs, listening to audiobooks, taking road trips, practicing yoga and doing Zumba.

Languages: English, Japanese
Pronouns: she/her/hers