NDIA is proud to continue our growth and increase our capacity to support the digital inclusion community.
Yvette served as the communications director of Byte Back, leading the Washington, DC-based organization’s branding, thought leadership, and media strategy. Previously, she worked with an LGBTQ youth capacity-building organization and taught English in Madrid for five years while doing freelance journalism. Yvette earned her bachelor’s in journalism and Spanish, summa cum laude, from the University of Arkansas. An active advocate for digital and IRL equity, Yvette also volunteers as co-chair of the Rainbow Youth Alliance advisory council in Maryland. In 2020, Yvette was named a DC RealLIST Connector by Technical.ly DC, and she was awarded a 2021 Queer Women of Washington Award by the Washington Blade and the Mayor’s Office on Woman’s Policy and Initiatives.
From Fresno, California, Josh Mimura is passionate about ensuring an equitable and efficient transition into the digital future. Prior to working with NDIA, Josh worked at the Global Lab for Research in Action, where he helped generate research on health and economic development issues around the world. He also worked as a digital media strategist for Own Your History, an educational non-profit that promotes more inclusive history curriculums in American schools. In the spring of 2021, Josh graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Public Affairs and a minor in Digital Humanities. Outside of work, he enjoys sports, freshwater fishing, and video games.