Christina Piaia (she/her) is the legal manager for Protecting Journalists Pro Bono Program at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. She oversees legal intakes for pro bono matters concerning prepublication review and access to public records and develops relationships with law firms and corporate partners to provide journalists with pro bono legal assistance.
Prior to ProJourn, Christina served as a trial attorney with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and supervised the Gender-Based Harassment Unit at the NYC Commission on Human Rights, working extensively on gender discrimination claims with a focus on community outreach and education. Before the Commission, Christina spent three years as an international human rights attorney, working on the ground with local grassroots organizations. Christina worked as a journalist for The Associated Press for five years before beginning law school. As a passionate public interest attorney, Christina serves as pro bono counsel for several nonprofits and on the board of the Chris Hondros Fund.