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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.
Maria Marta Ferreyra (fuh-RAY-ruh) is a senior economist at the Office of the Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean of the World Bank. She was previously a professor of economics at Carnegie Mellon University. At the World Bank she is co-leading a comprehensive study on higher education in Latin America.
Jeremi Duru is a professor of law at American University’s Washington College of Law. He has represented sports professionals from the NFL, the NBA and MLB in issues relating to employment. Duru has contributed sports commentary to several news organizations, including NBC, The Washington Post, and The Huffington Post.
Amanda Terkel is Washington bureau chief at The Huffington Post. Previously, she was a senior political reporter and the politics managing editor at The Huffington Post. Before that, she was deputy research director at the Center for American Progress (CAP), a progressive research and advocacy organization. She was also the managing editor of ThinkProgress.
Mark Hugo Lopez is the director of global migration and demography research at Pew Research Center. He leads planning of the center’s research agenda on international demographic trends, international migration, U.S. immigration trends and the U.S. Latino community. He is an expert on immigration globally and in the U.S., world demography, U.S.
Fatima Goss Graves is the president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center, where she works on issues central to women’s lives, including income security, health and reproductive rights, education access, and workplace fairness.
Brittany Packnett Cunningham is an activist and commentator on issues of race and justice with a book, We Are Like Those Who Dream, due in 2022. She is an NBC News and MSNBC contributor, and host of UNDISTRACTED, a news and justice podcast with an intersectional lens on the world.
Julianne Malveaux is an economist, commentator, author and academic. She has appeared on a wide range of television networks such as CNN, PBS, NBC and Fox News to speak about economics and social issues. In June 2021, she was appointed dean of California State University, Los Angeles’ college of ethnic studies.