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Fontane Lo

Deputy Director, AAPI Data

Fontane Lo (she/her/hers) serves as the Deputy Director of AAPI Data, bringing more than 15 years of experience in applied research, strategy, and community partnerships. She has built her career around a deep commitment to using data in service of marginalized communities – to amplify their voices and fuel their advocacy efforts. 

Prior to AAPI Data, Fontane led evaluation and learning efforts at Blue Shield of California Foundation and The James Irvine Foundation. As a funder, Fontane has partnered with researchers to translate rigorous research into actionable change. She brings expertise in communicating with a diversity of audiences through a blend of storytelling, strategic framing, and creative data visualization.

In her career as an evaluator, Fontane has led a broad range of research projects and partnered with a diversity of stakeholders, including nonprofits, philanthropy, and public agencies. She brings expertise in a breadth of issue areas, including systems change, economic mobility, political opportunity, public health, early childhood, and organizational development. 

Fontane has a Master of Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. She also received undergraduate degrees in Economics and Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.