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Chi Chi Wu is a staff attorney at the National Consumer Law Center, a nonprofit focusing on marketplace justice for low-income consumers. Wu focuses on credit reporting, credit cards, and medical debt. She frequently serves as a resource for policymakers and the media on consumer credit issues.
Lisa A. Fontes is a senior lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research focuses on topics related to culture and violence against intimate partners and children. Fontes is the author of the books Invisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationship, Interviewing Clients Across Cultures, and Child Abuse and Culture.
César A. Hidalgo leads the Collective Learning group at the MIT Media Lab and is an associate professor of media arts and sciences at MIT. He is an expert on data visualization, physics, and economics. Hidalgo’s work focuses on understanding how teams, organizations, cities and nations learn.
Tammy Vigil is an associate professor of communication at Boston University. Vigil’s research looks at political campaigns, persuasion and women as political communicators, and has included analyzing the language used in convention speeches made by presidential nominees’ spouses.
Ashley Nunes is a researcher, consultant and commentator specializing in transportation safety, regulatory policy and workforce productivity. He holds academic appointments at Harvard Law School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
John Park is director of the Korea Project, an adjunct lecturer and a faculty affiliate with the Project on Managing the Atom at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center. His research projects focus on the political economy of the Korean Peninsula, nuclear proliferation, economic statecraft, Asian trade negotiations and North Korean cyber activities.
Leah Wright Rigueur is the Harry S. Truman Associate Professor of American History at Brandeis University. She is an expert on race and politics, modern African American history, U.S. political and social history, and riots, backlash and campus unrest.
Kristala L. Jones Prather is Arthur D. Little Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on the design and assembly of recombinant microorganisms for the production of small molecules, with additional efforts in novel bioprocess design approaches.
Anthony Abraham Jack is an assistant professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and holds the Shutzer Assistant Professorship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. His research examines diversity among lower-income undergraduates, both those who enter college from local public high schools and those from boarding, day or prep schools.
Raj Chetty is the William A. Ackman Professor of Economics at Harvard University and director of Opportunity Insights. He is an expert in tax policy, unemployment insurance and education, and on using data to learn how to give children from disadvantaged backgrounds better chances of succeeding later in life.
George J. Borjas is the Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics.
Tiya Miles is a professor of history at Harvard University and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and a 2011 MacArthur Fellow. She is a historian and creative writer whose work explores the intersections of African American, Native American and women’s histories.
Patricia Williams is a professor at Northeastern University’s law school and in the department of philosophy and religion. She is also director of Law, Technology and Ethics Initiatives in the School of Law and the College of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Keith Maddox is an associate professor of psychology at Tufts University, where he focuses on social cognitive aspects of racial stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination. His expertise in the intricacies of unconscious discrimination can shed light on how groups of people perceive and interact with each other.
Frederick Douglass Opie is a professor of history and foodways at Babson College. He blogs about food and food history here. His work focuses on the history of food traditions, cultures and systems, and how and why they have changed. He’s been featured on The Splendid Table and NPR, among other news outlets.
Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal is the executive director of Lawyers for Civil Rights and a civil rights attorney specializing in immigration law and legal issues affecting the LGBT community and those living with HIV.
Rey Junco is a senior researcher at Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, a research institute at Tufts University that focuses on the civic and political engagement of young Americans. Junco applies his extensive experience in quantitative social science research to study various aspects of youth civic and political engagement.
Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco was named chancellor of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, in 2021. Previously, he was dean and professor of education at the University of California, Los Angeles, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Before that, he taught globalization and education at New York University and human development and psychology at Harvard University.
Dr. Raynard Kington is the Head of School at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. Previously, Kington served as the president of Grinnell College from 2010 to 2020. Kington’s research interests are in “socioeconomics and race and how they impact health and health care.” Kington holds a bachelor’s of science and an M.D.
Hiawatha Bray is a reporter and columnist covering technology and the tech industry for the Boston Globe’s business section. In 2001, Bray was the recipient of an Overseas Press Club award for his series on telephone and internet access in Africa, “Wiring Africa.