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Lydia X. Z. Brown is a policy counsel for the Privacy and Data Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology and director of policy, advocacy and external affairs at the Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network. They are a disability justice advocate, writer, attorney and strategist.
Shavonne Moore-Lobban is a licensed psychologist and training director at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Washington, D.C. campus. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of trauma.
Tracy Hadden Loh is a fellow with the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking at the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. Her research focuses on commercial real estate and placemaking — how local assets affect the prospects and resilience of the people and enterprises that call a place home.
Schuyler Bailar is the first transgender athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA Division 1 men’s team. Bailar, who uses he/him pronouns, swam for Harvard University until his graduation in 2019. Bailar has been swimming since he was one year old.
Jean Accius is senior vice president of thought leadership and international affairs for AARP. His expertise is in aging, longevity, health and long-term care policy. He has been quoted by Kaiser Health News on the rising costs of long-term care, Time on how millennials are increasingly providing care to their older relatives, and U.S.
Leslie Overton is a partner at Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP, where she focuses on antitrust law. She served as deputy assistant attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division from 2012 to 2014. There, Overton supervised over half of the department’s merger challenges, including litigation complaints, settlements, and transactions restructured or abandoned.
Pierre Vigilance is associate dean for public health practice and an associate professor of health policy and management at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. He is an expert on health policy, public and community health, social determinants of health, and policy and program development.
Kristin Henning is a professor of law and director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative at Georgetown Law School. She is an expert on juvenile justice, adolescence and policing, and race. Henning was previously the lead attorney for the Juvenile Unit of the D.C.
Kiho Kim is a professor of environmental science at American University. His work focuses on how environmental drivers, such as climate change and nutrient pollution, impact coastal ecosystem health. At the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Kim has examined the origins and spreading of diseases.
Briana Scurry is a retired soccer goalkeeper. She was the starting goalkeeper for the United States women’s national soccer team at the 1995, 1999 and 2003 World Cups and the 1996 and 2004 Summer Olympics. Her team won the 1999 World Cup and she won two Olympic gold medals.
Mieke Eoyang is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy at the Department of Defense. Previously, she was the vice president for the National Security Program at Third Way (a centrist think tank) and a former professional staff member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Raj Date is a managing partner at Fenway Summer, an advisory and investment firm focused on financial services and financial technology. He chairs the investment committee of Fenway Summer Ventures, a fintech venture capital fund, and works with clients of FS Vector, the fintech advisory firm. Date was the first deputy director of the U.S.
Regina Shih is the director of the Social and Behavioral Policy Program and a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Previously, she led the Climate Change and Health Group at RAND. Her research areas are aging policy, environmental health and behavioral health.
Hanin Ghaddar is the Friedmann Fellow at The Washington Institute’s Geduld Program on Arab Politics, where she focuses on Shia politics throughout the Levant. Ghaddar has contributed to a number of U.S.-based magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and Foreign Policy.
Alvaro Bedoya is the founding director of the Center on Privacy and Technology and a visiting professor at Georgetown Law. He is an expert on digital privacy issues, and his research focuses on how commercial data collection and government surveillance affects people of color and immigrants.
Neena K. Chaudhry is general counsel and senior advisor for education at the National Women’s Law Center. Her focus is on girls who experience sexual harassment and violence, are denied athletic opportunities, face unfair discipline, or are discriminated against because they are pregnant.
Lawrence Yun is the chief economist and senior vice president of research at the National Association of Realtors (NAR). He directs research activity for NAR, creating forecasts and participating in economic forecasting panels, including the Blue Chip Council and the Wall Street Journal Forecasting Survey.
Christopher Smith is the senior vice president of government and public affairs at Cheniere Energy. He was a managing partner at Paladin LLC, and a Baker Institute Advisory Board Fellow in Energy Studies at Rice University. He previously served as the assistant secretary for fossil energy at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Anita Chandra is the vice president and director of RAND Social and Economic Well-Being and a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Previously, she was the director of the Justice, Infrastructure and Environment program at the RAND Corporation.
Mustafa Santiago Ali is vice president of environmental justice, climate and community revitalization at the National Wildlife Federation. He is founder of the consultancy Revitalization Strategies and an expert in environmental justice and economic equity.
Robert Puentes is the president and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation, a nonpartisan think tank that aims to improve transportation and promote policy innovation. He is also a nonresident senior fellow with the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program. Puentes is an expert on transportation and infrastructure, urban planning and smart cities.
Prashant Malaviya is professor of marketing and senior associate dean for MBA programs at Georgetown University. As a consumer psychologist, he is an expert in consumer behavior and focuses his research on how and why consumers use information to make product decisions.
Ankit Panda is the Stanton Senior Fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is an expert in the Asia-Pacific region, with research interests in nuclear strategy, arms control, missile defense, nonproliferation, emerging technologies and U.S. extended deterrence.
Yanira Cruz is CEO and president of the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA), which focuses on improving the quality of life for the older Latino population as well as their families and caregivers. Cruz is an expert in public health, aging issues and health programs and policies for Hispanics.
Amelia Tseng is an expert in linguistics and an assistant professor of world languages and cultures at American University. She holds a research appointment at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
Alireza Nader is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, where he focuses on Iran and U.S. policy in the Middle East. He also researches the Islamic Republic’s systematic repression of religious freedom and serves on ADL’s Task Force on Middle East Minorities.
Esmeralda Casas-Silva is a scientific program manager at the National Cancer Institute, where she leads the Cancer Moonshot Biobank project. Her research focuses on gene expression and cancer biology, specifically the genetic drivers of cancer. She blogs at Vulgar Science. Expertise: Biomedical science, oncology, human genetic networks Location: Washington, D.C. Email: email@example.com | emi.casas-silva@nih.
Deborah A. Santiago is the cofounder and CEO at Excelencia in Education, an organization that aims to improve Latino access in higher education. Santiago’s work concentrates on state and federal policy, financial aid, Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and the evaluation of effective institutional practices. She was recently appointed to the California Higher Education Recovery with Equity Taskforce.
Sarah Audelo is the executive director of the Alliance for Youth Action, a network of youth activist organizations. She is an expert in the youth and millennial electorate. Previously, Audelo was the political and field director for Rock The Vote and millennial vote director for the 2016 Clinton campaign.
Nicole Bibbins Sedaca is a professor of the practice of international affairs and deputy director for the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program at Georgetown University. Bibbins Sedaca served for over a decade at the U.S. State Department before working in democracy and human rights NGOs and in academia.
Dr. Georges Benjamin is the executive director of the American Public Health Association in Washington, D.C. He is an expert on infectious diseases and administrative leadership in health systems. Benjamin is a board certified doctor in internal medicine.
Amy Liu is vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program and the Adeline M. and Alfred I. Johnson Chair in Urban and Metropolitan Policy at the Brookings Institution. She is an expert on cities and metropolitan areas.
Angela Rye is principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, a political consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., that seeks to empower young professionals in economic development, civic engagement and political involvement. She is CEO of A. Rye Inc., and host of the podcast On One with Angela Rye.
Derrick L. Cogburn is an associate professor at the School of International Service and the Kogod School of Business at American University. His research interests include global information and communication technology, socio-economic development, and institutional mechanisms for global governance of ICTs (information and communications technology).
Margaret Simms is a nonresident fellow at the Urban Institute. Previously, she was the Institute’s director of the Low-Income Working Families project. She is a nationally recognized expert on the economic well-being of African Americans.
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. He also directs the Intersect Project, which facilitates a dialogue between scholars of international relations and policymakers in Washington, D.C.
Aziz Abu Sarah, a Palestinian who was raised in Jerusalem, is a peace activist, co-founder of Middle East Justice Development Initiative Tours and the author of Crossing Boundaries: A Traveler’s Guide to World Peace (2020).
Mo Elleithee is the founding executive director of Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service. Before launching the institute, Elleithee spent nearly two decades as one of the top communications strategists in the Democratic Party, helping political leaders and organizations figure out how to tell their story.
Maite Arce (Mai-tay Ahr-say) is a leading voice in creating access and enhancing opportunities for Latino communities to connect with information, partners and resources they need for a better life. She is the founder and president/CEO of Hispanic Access Foundation, a D.C.-based national nonprofit known for its network of community-based partners.
Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable is director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health. He is an expert in Latinx health care and health care disparities, as well as smoking cessation.
Ron Hira is an associate professor of political science at Howard University. He is also a research associate with the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. He is an expert in offshoring, high-skilled immigration, STEM and engineering workforce policy, employment relations and the decline of the middle class.
Ana Gonzalez-Barrera researches public opinion of Hispanic and immigrant populations in the U.S. at the Pew Research Center. She is an expert on U.S. immigration, particularly on Mexican immigration to the U.S. and border apprehensions and deportations.
Adriana Kugler is a Colombian/American economist and a professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. Her research interests include labor markets and policy evaluation in developed and developing countries.
Jocelyn Fontaine is vice president of criminal justice research at Arnold Ventures, where she identifies research gaps and opportunities for research to inform policy reform and advance racial justice in several programmatic areas across the Criminal Justice Initiative.
Akbar Ahmed is a diplomat and the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C. He is an expert on contemporary Islam. He has served as a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and was the first Distinguished Chair of Middle East and Islamic Studies at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Roger Anthony Fairfax Jr. is a professor of law and founding director of the Criminal Law & Policy Initiative at George Washington University. Fairfax has written and lectured extensively on topics related to criminal law and policy including criminal justice reform, the grand jury and the ethics of criminal litigation.
Neal K. Katyal is the the Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security Law at Georgetown Law Center and a partner at the law firm Hogan Lovells. He is the former Acting Solicitor General of the United States, and has argued 44 cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Linda Chavez is a conservative commentator. She is president of the Becoming American Institute, part of Defending Democracy Together. The institute is a nonprofit public policy organization seeking to make a conservative case for legal immigration reform. She is also chair of the Center for Equal Opportunity.
Paul Butler is the Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown University Law Center, teaching in the areas of criminal law and race and the law. He served as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, where his specialty was public corruption. He is also a legal analyst on MSNBC.
Tracey Webb is the founder of The Black Benefactors, a giving circle that supports nonprofit organizations that support the African American community. She was the founder and editor-in-chief of Black Gives Back, a blog that emphasized African American philanthropic contributions until its closure in 2015.
Victor McCrary is vice president for research and graduate programs at the University of the District of Columbia, an HBCU and the only public university located in Washington, D.C. He is vice chair of the National Science Board. McCrary’s background is in physical chemistry and technology.
William Spriggs is chief economist to the AFL-CIO and a professor and former chair of economics at Howard University. He is a former assistant secretary for the Office of Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor. Spriggs’ economic expertise lies in workforce issues, labor, tax and public policy.
Dr. Kavita Patel is a nonresident fellow in economic studies at the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, and a primary care physician. She served in the Obama Administration as director of policy for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement in the White House.
Michelle Singletary is The Washington Post’s resident personal finance expert, dispensing financial advice via her syndicated column The Color of Money. Singletary’s financial expertise has been featured on NBC’s Today, ABC’s The View, PBS’s The Tavis Smiley Show and WAMU’s The Diane Rehm Show.
Melissa Bradley is a co-founder of Ureeka, a platform for small-business entrepreneurs to access resources and educational tools. She founded 1863 Ventures, an accelerator for Black and brown entrepreneurs, and co-founded Sidecar Social Finance, a social impact agency that provides impact investing advisory and capital services.
William Michael Cunningham is an economist, investment analyst and a strong advocate for crowdfunding. He is the author of the entrepreneurial advice book The JOBS Act: Crowdfunding for Small Businesses and Startups and founder of MinorityFinance.com, CreativeInvest.com and BlackCrowdFunding.net. He is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University as well.
Edwin Park is a research professor at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy. Previously, he was vice president for health policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He also worked as a Medicaid professional staff member for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and as an attorney specializing in health law.
Dedrick Asante-Muhammad is the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s Chief of Race, Wealth and Community. He oversees the NCRC’s National Training Academy, Housing Counseling Network, DC Women’s Business Center and the Racial Economic Equity Team.
Graciela Aponte-Diaz is the director of federal campaigns at the Center for Responsible Lending, where she works to secure state support for federal policy initiatives. Her work has involved small-dollar loans and protections for payday borrowers. She has testified before the U.S.
Sherrilyn Ifill is president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Previously, she was a professor of law at the University of Maryland and assistant counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, where she litigated voting rights cases. Among her cases is Houston Lawyers’ Association vs.