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Anthony Christian Ocampo is a professor of sociology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. As a writer and scholar, his work focuses on race, immigration and LGBTQ issues.

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Saba Waheed is research director of the Labor Center at UCLA. Her expertise includes the gig economy, the service industry, domestic work, and the sharing economy, including Lyft and Uber drivers.

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Alex Hanna is director of research at the Distributed AI Research Institute (DAIR), an independent organization that studies the development and impact of artificial intelligence. Previously, Hanna was a senior research scientist at Google studying ethical artificial intelligence and fair machine learning. A sociologist by training, her work centers on the data used in new computational technologies.

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Vashan Wright is an assistant professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a guest investigator at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Added 02/18/22 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Desiré Whitmore, aka LASERchick, is a senior physics educator at Exploratorium, a public hands-on learning laboratory in San Francisco where she leads curriculum development workshops for middle and high school teachers.

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Added 12/02/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Malakai is a director who describes her mission as “to be a disruptor by telling world-building and fantastical narratives that turn archetypes of the Black diaspora on its head.” She is the founder and CEO of the nonprofit Made in Her Image, which provides opportunities to women and nonbinary youth of color to create their own films, scripts, content and more.

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Michelle K. Sugihara is the executive director of CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment), a nonprofit professional organization that supports emerging and established Asian and Pacific Islander creatives in Hollywood through fellowships, consulting and partnerships with production companies.

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Brenda Muñoz is the deputy chair of the University of California, Berkeley’s Labor Center.

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Anibel Ferus-Comelo is a faculty member at the Goldman School of Public Policy and director of Community Engaged Academic Initiatives at the Labor Center at the University of California, Berkeley. She has more than two decades of experience in community-engaged research and teaching, with a focus on the governance of global supply chains, labor standards and corporate social responsibility, gender, migration and the political economy of India.

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Added 09/30/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , ,

Randall Akee is an associate professor in the Department of Public Policy and American Indian Studies at UCLA.

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Added 09/23/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Khiara M. Bridges is a professor at University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and an anthropologist specializing in the intersectionality of race, class, reproductive justice and law. She studies how reproductive rights law and biomedical ethics reinforce racial inequalities in the United States.

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Added 07/20/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Alice Wong is a disabled activist, writer and consultant. She is the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community that creates and shares stories focused on disability culture. She writes about media, politics, disability representation and activism.

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Michaela Madrid is the program manager of tribal governance at the Native Governance Center, a Native-led nonprofit that supports the sovereignty and governance of Native nations.

Added 04/13/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , ,

Veena Dubal is a law professor at the University of California’s Hastings College of Law and an expert on the intersection of employment and labor law, technology and work in the precarious gig economy.

Added 04/06/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Priti Krishtel is a health justice lawyer and the co-founder of I-MAK, a nonprofit that focuses on improving global access to vaccines and medicines by challenging drug patent monopolies. Krishtel has spent nearly two decades exposing structural inequities affecting access to medicines and vaccines across the Global South and in the United States.

Added 03/16/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , ,

Tim Jin is a disability rights advocate with cerebral palsy. He advocates for improving the accessibility of technology-aided communication for those with speech-related disabilities.

Added 03/02/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Logan Mohtashami is an expert on the housing market and a lead data analyst at housingwire.com, a trade publication for mortgage, real estate and housing professionals.

Added 01/23/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , ,

Sarah Aarons is an earth scientist and assistant professor in the Geosciences Research Division of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego.

Updated 09/24/21 | Location: California | Subjects:

Dr. Stephen Lockhart is the chairman of the nonprofit Parks California, which supports the state’s parks.

Added 05/17/20 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Emma Robbins is the director of the Navajo Water Project, which provides infrastructure for Navajo families to access running water in New Mexico, Utah and Arizona.

Added 02/17/20 | Location: California | Subjects:

Dr. Michelle Ko is an assistant professor of public health at the University of California, Davis. She researches the connections between policy, health care and social inequality.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , ,

Victor Pineda is a senior research fellow and visiting scholar at the Haas Institute of the University of California, Berkeley.

Updated 04/03/21 | Location: California | Subjects:

Kat Calvin is the founder of Spread the Vote, a nonprofit organization that helps people obtain IDs for jobs, housing, medical care and voting.

Added 07/05/18 | Location: California | Subjects:

Rita Cameron Wedding is a professor of women’s studies and ethnic studies at Sacramento State University in California. She is an expert on juvenile justice and implicit bias.

Updated 04/12/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Tracey Ross is director of federal policy and narrative change at PolicyLink. She also serves as a delegate to the U.S.-Japan Leadership program, which fosters connections between leaders in both countries.

Added 01/18/18 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Miguel Tinker Salas is the Leslie Farmer Professor of Latin American Studies, a professor of history and Chicana/o Latina/o studies, and the coordinator of Latin American studies at Pomona College.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Ninez A. Ponce is a professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

Updated 04/20/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , ,

David C. Kang is a professor of international relations, business and East Asian languages and cultures at the University of Southern California. Kang’s research explores questions of economic development, security relations in the region, and the historical basis of contemporary relations.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , , ,

Suyapa Portillo Villeda is an associate professor in Chicana/o Latina/o Transnational Studies at Pitzer College. Her work broadly focuses on social movements in Central America with a focus on Honduras.

Updated 04/17/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , ,

Karen Tongson is a professor of English, gender and sexuality studies, and American studies and ethnicity, and chair of the Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Southern California.

Updated 04/19/21 | Location: California | Subjects:

José A. Quiñonez is a 2016 MacArthur Fellow and the founding CEO of Mission Asset Fund (MAF), a nonprofit that helps financially excluded communities, particularly low-income and immigrant families, to become visible, active and successful participants in the U.S. financial mainstream.

Updated 04/19/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Mariana Ibañez is an associate professor and the chair of the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, and  the co-founder and principal of the architectural studio Ibañez Kim.

Added 07/06/17 | Location: California | Subjects:

Erica Bernal-Martinez is the CEO of NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials) Educational Fund, which works to encourage the participation of Latinos in the America political process and increase the effectiveness of Latino policymakers on issues such as immigration, voting rights and election reform.

Updated 04/12/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , ,

Lanhee J. Chen is the director of domestic policy studies and lecturer in the public policy program at Stanford University. His research interests include health care policy, the design of public institutions and advanced policy analysis.

Added 04/25/17 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Vamsee Juluri is a professor of media studies and Asian studies at the University of San Francisco.

Updated 04/13/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Dr. Seema Yasmin is director of the Stanford Health Communication Initiative, a clinical assistant professor in Stanford University’s department of medicine, and visiting professor at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, where she teaches crisis management and communications.

Updated 07/26/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , ,

Dina Gilio-Whitaker is policy director and senior researcher at the Center for World Indigenous Studies.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: California | Subjects:

Francis Su is the Benediktsson-Karwa professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College and past president of the Mathematical Association of America.

Updated 04/10/21 | Location: California | Subjects:

Paloma Vargas is an assistant professor of biology, director of Hispanic-Serving Institute Initiatives and co-director of ALLIES in STEM at California Lutheran University.

Updated 12/15/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Mehrsa Baradaran is a law professor at the University of California’s Irvine School of Law.

Updated 08/01/22 | Location: California | Subjects: , , ,

Constance Iloh is is a visual artist, anthropologist, photographer and qualitative methodologist. She illuminates forms of oppression and structural violence within social contexts and organizations.

Updated 01/22/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Shirin Sinnar is a professor of law at Stanford University Law School. Her research focuses on the legal treatment of political violence, the procedural dimensions of civil rights litigation, and the role of institutions in protecting individual rights and democratic values in the national security context.

Updated 04/20/21 | Location: California, Colorado | Subjects: ,

Erika Zavaleta is a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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Updated 10/01/21 | Location: California | Subjects:

Luisa Blanco is a professor at Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy, where she teaches the core course on macroeconomic policy.

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Updated 10/01/21 | Location: California | Subjects:

Lisa Alvarez-Cohen is a civil and environmental engineering professor at the University of California, Berkeley, where she also serves as the vice provost for Academic Planning.

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Updated 10/01/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Tina Trujillo is an associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education. She is an expert on education inequality, federal educational policymaking and test-based educational reforms.

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Updated 10/01/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , , ,

Jessica L. Lavariega Monforti is dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at California Lutheran University.

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Updated 10/01/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Mariel Vazquez is a professor of mathematics and of microbiology and molecular genetics at the University of California, Davis.

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Updated 10/01/21 | Location: California | Subjects:

Adriana Galván is the dean of undergraduate education and director of the Developmental Neuroscience Laboratory at UCLA.

Updated 04/14/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro is Dean’s Professor of Gender Studies and Chair of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Southern California.

Updated 04/22/21 | Location: California | Subjects:

Pedro Noguera is a sociologist and dean of the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California.

Updated 04/21/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Ian Haney López is the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law and director of the Racial Politics Project at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Updated 08/04/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Akilah R. Carter-Francique is the founder of Francique Sport and Education Consulting LLC, which provides education, research and development for sports participation. She is an associate professor at San Jose State University (SJSU) in the department of African American studies.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: California | Subjects:

Sung Won Sohn is a professor of finance and economics at Loyola Marymount University and president of SS Economics, an economic consulting firm.

Updated 04/23/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Kathy Martinez is president and CEO of Disability Rights Advocates, a nonprofit advancing equal rights for people with disabilities.

Updated 04/23/21 | Location: California, Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Jeffrey Fields is an associate professor of the practice of international relations at the University of Southern California and directs USC’s Dornsife Washington D.C. Program.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: California | Subjects:

Patricia Gándara is a research professor of education and co-director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA.

Updated 04/02/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Caroline Hoxby is the Scott and Donya Bommer Professor in Economics at Stanford University.

Added 06/23/15 | Location: California | Subjects:

Dr. Praveen Mummaneni is a neurosurgeon at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center.

Updated 04/02/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , ,

Jenny S. Martinez is the dean and the Richard E. Lang Professor of Law of Stanford Law School.