Mia N. Shaw is an independent writer and journalist, media producer for City Innovate, a Tribeca Film Festival Disruptor Foundation fellow, and a Berkeley city health commissioner. Prior to her current role, Shaw worked at the UN Foundation, the California State Assembly, San Francisco City Hall, and the California Department of Justice; she has written for CNN, Capitol Weekly, Independent Voter Network News, and The Energy Collective. At age 19, she was appointed to the Community Health Commission for the City of Berkeley by Mayor Tom Bates and served on the Mayor’s Health Task Force.

Shaw’s work was published in the national print edition of USA Today, appearing in over 1.5 million papers. Previously, she distinguished herself by writing a column for The Daily Californian. With over 250,000 page views, hers was the most popular feature in the paper for seven consecutive months. The co-editor of her own freshman fall orientation issue. At KGO 810-AM and KTVU-TV 2, she was nominated for the Radio Television Digital News Association’s Pete Wilson Scholarship. She models professionally and has performed at Carnegie Hall.

Shaw is a native San Franciscan. She studied political economy, public policy, biology, and rhetoric at UC Berkeley, and graduated in 2016. Through reformed education and effective communication, she is interested in making complex concepts accessible to broader audiences in hope of creating a more aware and active world.