Daniel Kikuo Ichinose is the Director of the Demographic Research Project at Advancing Justice - LA, which seeks to make data on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) more accessible through research, technical assistance, and training. He oversees Advancing Justice - LA’s Census Information Center (CIC) and is lead researcher on several projects, including ongoing studies of Asian American political participation and language and limited-English proficiency in California legislative districts and Los Angeles County.
Ichinose is a veteran of two statewide redistricting campaigns, working with communities throughout California to construct the Asian American and NHPI communities’ first statewide redistricting proposal in 2001 and first majority Asian American legislative district in 2011. He has served on the Los Angeles Police Commission’s Hate Crimes Task Force, the APIA Vote! Committee of the Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council, and on the Board of Directors of the Japanese American Citizens League’s Pacific Southwest District and Hapa Issues Forum.
He holds a bachelor's degree from University of Florida and a M.A. in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.