Nona manages AFJ’s Bolder Advocacy work in California as well as its Northern and Southern California offices. Nona has over two decades of experience as an attorney specializing in representing nonprofit organizations. She previously worked at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, where her practice focused primarily on representing nonprofits in community economic development, land use, tax, real estate, and corporate matters. She also has experience in policy advocacy, employment law, strategic planning, and organizational capacity building. Before working at Legal Aid, Nona worked at the Los Angeles office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
Nona earned her law degree from Georgetown and bachelors’ degrees in International Relations and French from the University of Southern California. She is on the board of Strategic Actions for a Just Economy, a member of the Council on Immigrant Integration (a project of the California Community Foundation), and served on the City of Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board for over a decade. She is also a Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Southern California.