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Togzhan Kassenova is a senior fellow with the Project on International Security, Commerce, and Economic Statecraft (PISCES) at the Center for Policy Research at The State University of New York, Albany, and a nonresident fellow with the nuclear policy program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Michael W. Twitty is a culinary historian and food writer who documents and educates on African American culinary traditions of the historic South and its connections with the wider African Atlantic world, as well as parent traditions in Africa.
Sheela Ahluwalia is the senior labor analyst at Transparentem, a nonprofit that works to expose environmental and human rights abuses in global supply chains. She investigates where and how companies source their products, looking for abuses such as forced labor, child labor and human trafficking.
Anisha Singh is the executive director of the Sikh Coalition, the largest Sikh civil rights organization in the United States. She is a former adjunct professor at NYU and is licensed to practice law in Washington, D.C.
Mary Kathryn Nagle is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation and attorney who specializes in tribal sovereignty and Indigenous people’s rights and safety.
Francisco Sánchez is the associate administrator for the Office of Disaster Assistance at the U.S. Small Business Administration. He’s an expert in disaster preparedness, public safety, emergency-alert technology and homeland security.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Pierre Vigilance is a lecturer 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.
Kiho Kim is a professor of environmental science at American University.
Briana Scurry is a motivational speaker and retired soccer goalkeeper.
Mieke Eoyang is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy at the Department of Defense.
Gita Gopinath is the first Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. Previously, she was the Fund’s chief economist and a professor of international studies and economics at Harvard University.
Regina Shih is the director of the Social and Behavioral Policy Program and a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation.
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.
Alvaro Bedoya is the founding director of the Center on Privacy and Technology and a visiting professor at Georgetown Law.
Neena K. Chaudhry is general counsel and senior advisor for education at the National Women’s Law Center.
Lawrence Yun is the chief economist at the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
Christopher Smith is the senior vice president of government and public affairs at Cheniere 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.
Mustafa Santiago Ali is vice president of environmental justice, climate and community revitalization at the National Wildlife Federation.
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.
Prashant Malaviya is professor of marketing and senior associate dean for MBA programs at Georgetown University.
Ankit Panda is the Stanton Senior Fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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.
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.
Esmeralda Casas-Silva is a scientific program manager at the National Cancer Institute, where she leads the Cancer Moonshot Biobank project.
Deborah A. Santiago is the cofounder and CEO at Excelencia in Education, an organization that aims to improve Latino access in higher education.
Sarah Audelo is the outgoing executive director of the Alliance for Youth Action, a network of youth activist organizations. She is an expert in the youth and millennial electorate.
Nicole Bibbins Sedaca is the executive vice president at Freedom House, a non-profit that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom, and human rights.
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.
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.
Derrick L. Cogburn is an associate professor at the School of International Service and the Kogod School of Business at American University.
Margaret Simms is a nonresident fellow at the Urban Institute. Previously, she was the Institute’s director of the Low-Income Working Families project.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable is director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health.
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.
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 professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. Her research interests include labor markets and policy evaluation in developed and developing countries. She studies labor regulations, unemployment and immigration, and has authored articles on public health insurance and the effects of TRAP (Targeted Restrictions on Abortion Providers) laws on women’s employment prospects.
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.
Roger Anthony Fairfax Jr. is dean of American University Washington College of Law.
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 45 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.
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.
Tracey Webb is the founder of The Black Benefactors, a giving circle that supports nonprofit organizations that support the African American community.
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.
William Spriggs is chief economist to the AFL-CIO and a professor and former chair of economics at Howard University.
Dr. Kavita Patel is a nonresident fellow in economic studies at the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, and a primary care physician.