- On March 3, 2021
Louie Tan Vital is a Filipina progressive communications professional with extensive experience at the intersection of media and grassroots organizing, legislative advocacy, and policy analysis. From drafting legislative testimony and speeches to talking points and press releases, Louie has a skill for translating policy into accessible language that centers the communities most impacted.
Prior to joining New Heights, Louie worked at Megaphone Strategies, where she helped clients including Action Center on Race and the Economy, Hip Hop Caucus, and Democracy in Color build their media relationships, draft messaging, and land stories in national and targeted outlets. She has also worked in policy and communication roles at the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, the Washington State House of Representatives, the U.S. House of Representatives, and Bantay.ph, where she championed anti-corruption efforts in the Philippines. A true-hearted creative communicator, Louie is a published poet and spoken-word artist.
As a member of IGNITE National’s Speaker’s Bureau, Louie is a media-trained professional and trusted spokesperson on intersectional social justice movement work and progressive politics. Louie’s words have been featured in NBC News, Washington State’s Public Affairs Network, the Smithsonian, Yahoo News, The Filipino Channel, and other top media outlets in the U.S. and abroad.
She received her Masters in Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington.
Fun Fact: Louie performed in the 2017 Smithsonian Asian Pacific Islander Literature Festival and shared her spoken word in an abandoned subway station turned art space.