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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.

A Black nonbinary filmmaker with waist length braids over their right shoulder looks solemnly into the camera.
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.

A Japanese woman with cropped bob smiles into the camera against a blue background.
Added 11/19/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

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.

A Native Hawaiian man with straight, short, dark brown hair smiles directly at the camera. He is wearing a lilac, button-down, dress shirt and standing outside with greenery around him.
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.

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.

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 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: ,

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

A Latin American woman with chest length, dark brown hair smiles directly at the camera. She is seen from the waist up, sitting in a chair and wearing a light blue button down shirt and beaded bracelets.
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 04/15/21 | 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, 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 04/10/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , ,

Laila Lalami is a Moroccan-American writer and a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside.

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

John Carlos Frey is an award-winning Mexican-American freelance investigative reporter and documentary filmmaker. His work focuses on migrant life and marginalized communities along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Updated 04/05/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Shaun R. Harper is a professor in the Rossier School of Education and Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

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

Oliver Wang is a music writer and cultural critic whose work has been published in almost every major hip-hop magazine: The Source, XXL, Vibe, Scratch and others.

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

Erica Williams Simon is the CEO of Sage House, a content, experience and consulting company.

Updated 04/01/21 | Location: California | Subjects:

Matt Barreto is a political science and Chicana/o and Central American studies professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the co-founder of Latino Decisions, a polling firm that

Updated 04/09/21 | Location: California | Subjects:

Janet Tomiyama is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of the DiSH (Dieting, Stress and Health) Lab.

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

Sherine Hafez is a professor and the chair of the Gender and Sexuality Studies department at the University of California, Riverside.

Added 01/22/13 | Location: California | Subjects: , , ,

Hyepin Im is the founder, president and CEO of Faith and Community Empowerment a nonprofit that works nationally to connect local Korean and Asian-American immigrant communities with the private and public institutions that affect their lives politically and economically.

Updated 01/08/21 | Location: California | Subjects:

Felicia Pride writes for film and TV, and is a director and producer.

Updated 11/17/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , ,

Julianne Malveaux is an economist, commentator, author and academic. She is currently the dean of the College of Ethnic Studies at California State University, Los Angeles.