Ayako Miyashita Ochoa, JD is the Associate Director of the UCLA California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Center. She also serves as the Director of the Los Angeles HIV Law and Policy Project under the Clinical and Experiential Department at UCLA School of Law. Previously, Ayako served as the Sears Law Teaching Fellow at the Williams Institute, a research institute focused on LGBT issues at UCLA School of Law. Her past practice includes providing legal assistance to primarily low-income people living with HIV in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.