Posts by Lisa Akinyi May

Lisa Akinyi May

About Lisa Akinyi May

Lisa joined the CCPA-BC in January 2023. As Associate Director, she oversees the BC Office’s communications team and is a member of the management team.

Lisa brings a wealth of experience in journalism, communications and research to the role. Her early career focused on telling the stories of the most vulnerable in society at the United Nations in her native Kenya and at one of Belgium’s leading broadcasters, VRT News. Prior to moving to Canada, she managed communications and grants at, a Brussels-based foundation that supports a global network of investigative journalists exposing money laundering, corruption and human rights abuses.

Lisa holds a BA in Journalism from the Thomas More University of Applied Sciences (Belgium) and a Master's degree in Political Science from the University of British Columbia, where she specialized in international migration policy.

Having lived and worked on three continents, Lisa considers herself an accidental globetrotter. She is passionate about promoting quality public interest research that contributes to social change. In her free time, she enjoys reading African literature. Follow Lisa on Twitter