Julia Ishiyama


As an advocate for environmental justice and gender equity, Julia learned to craft airtight arguments that changed minds and shaped lives. As a communications strategist, she uses those skills to help clients make their case from pages and podiums around the world.

At West Wing Writers, Julia has penned op-eds and speeches championing better business practices, bold foreign policy strategies, and solutions to urgent social issues. CEOs and Grammy-winning artists have used her words to call audiences to action.

Previously, Julia served as an Associate at a leading Title IX law firm, where she pursued justice for survivors of sexual assault while part of a small, dedicated team pioneering new strategies in civil rights lawsuits. She has also been recognized for her pro bono efforts, which included assisting low-income families in rent and housing disputes, helping disabled clients secure benefits, and providing criminal record clearance services to rural Californians.

Julia received both her B.A. and J.D. from Stanford. She spent her undergraduate summers working on an Idaho cattle ranch and left with a feisty Quarter Horse and strong opinions about country music. A descendant of Japanese Americans incarcerated in the United States during WWII, she serves on the board of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, which is dedicated to using the lessons of history to combat prejudice and safeguard civil liberties.