Joann Thach (she/hers) has spent a number of years spearheading, expanding and supporting diversity, equity & inclusion efforts in the legal industry with the goals of creating a culture of inclusion and belonging and building outreach initiatives that positively impact the greater community. She has worked with many business committees and affinity groups to move the needle forward on attracting, recruiting, retaining and developing top talent. Thach has a long history and passion in advocating for justice, equity and inclusion. Thach spent the early years of her career expanding access to colleges, financial aid, and legal services within low-income communities. She received her undergraduate degree at UCLA in sociology and philosophy and completed an intensive Critical Race Theory & Intersectionality program sponsored by the African American Policy Forum, in partnership with Columbia Law School and UCLA School of Law. When she is not working, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading self-development books and playing and cuddling with her 3 year old Shiba Inu named Chloe, who is ridiculously affectionate and charming.