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Daiquiri Ryan, Strategic Legal Advisor and Policy Counsel, National Hispanic Media Coalition

Daiquiri Ryan

Twitter: @daiquiriryan @nhmc @netacollabllc; Instagram: @daqice @nhmc_org @netacollab

Daiquiri Ryan is a Tejana and first-generation lawyer with a passion for social justice and technology. She is a new type of advocate, fusing her political and legal skills with digital-first movement building, authentic storytelling, and strategic collective action. In 2018, Daiquiri co-founded Neta Collab, a digital-first marketing and advocacy firm dedicated to advancing social justice causes and organizations. Through Neta, she helps shape social justice narratives in collaboration with clients making an impact in the environmental justice, voting rights, and tech accountability spaces.

Daiquiri also serves as Strategic Legal Advisor to the National Hispanic Media Coalition, a 34 year old civil rights organization working to increase the representation of Latinx in Hollywood and to expand the digital rights of the Latinx community. Through this role, she is a subject matter expert in broadband access, net neutrality, platform accountability, media diversity, and other telecommunications and tech policy issues.

Daiquiri has been a featured speaker at conferences and events such as Civil Rights x Tech, LULAC’s State of Latinx Summit, Latinx Tech Summit, and the Lawyer’s Committee’s Online Hate and Privacy Symposium. She is also a distinguished author with publications like, Lack Of Internet Access Threatens 2020 Census Success And The Future Latino Voting Power, Could a Faster Communications Recovery in Puerto Rico Save Lives?, and has been featured in Forbes, Rolling Stone, Gizmodo, and the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

In addition to her professional roles, Daiquiri is the Chairwoman for the Latinas in Tech D.C. Metro Chapter, where she works with tech companies to increase diversity in their workforces and to engage local Latinas with empowering programming. A proud alumna of Arizona State University and The George Washington University School of Law, Daiquiri enjoys cooking, watching Netflix, and traveling with her partner, José, and their dog, Lupita.

Panel Information

Friday, August 14

12:00 PM EST

Technology / Broadband

Latinos and Digital Literacy in the Age of Technology and COVID-19

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