Nyssa P. Chopra is a lawyer, writer, mentor, world traveler, global citizen, and founder of Mentor in Law.
Based in Seattle, she is a tech lawyer at an AmLaw50 law firm. She is also an Aspen NextGen Fellow as part of the NextGen Network of the Aspen Institute. Previously, she worked at Microsoft as an intellectual property lawyer and was part of the Pro Bono Steering Committee.
As the daughter of immigrants, she is a first-generation lawyer and a vocal champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion (particularly amplifying the voices of women and minorities). In addition to being a fierce believer in impactful mentorship and paying it forward, she is a passionate advocate of pro bono work and giving back to the community.
Mentorship has always played a pivotal role in her career. Having been both a mentor and a mentee, she knows firsthand what magic can come from people believing in you, your abilities, and your potential, and people providing proper guidance and access to opportunities that may not have hit your radar otherwise.
Originally from Southern California, Nyssa has lived, studied, and worked around the world—Paris, Los Angeles, Orange County, New Delhi, London, San Diego, Seattle, Berlin, with briefer stints in Marburg, Mussoorie, and Reykjavik—and traveled to 50+ countries.
Prior to law school, she worked in diplomacy and human rights at the U.S. Embassies (including the U.S. Mission to UNESCO) in New Delhi, Paris, and London through the U.S. Department of State. Additionally, she was a Fulbright Scholar in journalism in Germany.CONNECT WITH NYSSA