from training.npr.org: https://training.npr.org/sources/christen-a-smith/
Christen A. Smith is an associate professor of anthropology and African and African diaspora studies and the director of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas, Austin. She’s an expert on Black liberation and state violence against Black communities in the Americas.
Daina Ramey Berry is Oliver H. Radkey Regents Professor of History and chair of the history department at the University of Texas, Austin. Her research focuses on slavery in the United States and Black women’s history in the United States.
Luis Zayas is dean of the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of Texas, Austin and the Robert Lee Sutherland Chair in Mental Health and Social Policy. He is also a professor of psychiatry at the Dell Medical School and president of the Society for Social Work and Research.
Victoria DeFrancesco Soto is assistant dean for civic engagement and a lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin. Previously, she was a senior analyst at Latino Decisions, a Latino polling firm. She was also a senior fellow at the Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy.
Veronica (Ronnye) Vargas Stidvent can speak about law, politics and policy trends in the Hispanic community. She is the executive director of the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas, Austin. Stidvent has held roles in both federal government and higher education in Texas.
Laura Donnelly, founder and CEO of Latinitas, a digital magazine empowering Latina youth through media and technology, told KUT she wants to teach young Latinas to replace negative media representations of Hispanic women with their own visions of success. “You ask a 9-year-old Latina girl, she knows that she is not officially represented in media.