District of Columbia
Nina Archie, Diversity and Tech Policy Advisor is a policy consultant and advocate for diversity and inclusion in the tech/telecom ecosystem, encompassing intellectual property, economic development, social justice, small business ownership, and access to resources for innovators within economically-disadvantaged and underrepresented groups. Ms. Archie is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Currently, Ms. Archie is a candidate in the Master’s in Public Policy at George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government and part of an innovative Master’s in Intellectual Property and Technology Law program at the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. Ms. Archie has held positions as a Former Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as well as a Technology Transfer Specialist at National Institute for Health’s Intellectual Property Office. Ms. Archie has served as a Legislative Fellow at the House of Representatives focusing on intellectual property and technology policy issues in Congressman Hakeem Jeffries Office as well as Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke’s office. Nina’s passion for breaking down the barriers to obtaining patents and commercialized technology have made her instrumental in creating intellectual property policy and technology policy that bridge the diversity gap for economically-disadvantaged groups. Ms. Archie recently joined consulting group The Commercializer®, LLC, a strategic firm that advocates for economically-disadvantaged groups that are underrepresented within the patent and commercialization system. In this capacity, Ms. Archie also provides policy and data analysis on access and equity issues that affect minority small business ownership innovators. Additionally, Ms. Archie is also an Internet Law and Foundry Fellow. In her spare time, Ms. Archie increases awareness by advocating for intellectual property and social justice and focusing on ways to help shape the development of technology law and policy through speaking engagements throughout the region.