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Communications and Marketing
Tara Roberts is a National Geographic Storytelling Fellow and former fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Open Documentary Lab. She is an editor and storyteller who has spent over two decades amplifying and sharing the stories of girls and women along with African Americans.
Titi Shodiya is an engineer, content creator and scientific auditor. She co-hosts the podcast Dope Labs and is the deputy quality manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Desiré Whitmore, aka LASERchick, is a senior physics educator at Exploratorium, a public hands-on learning laboratory in San Francisco where she leads curriculum development workshops for middle and high school teachers.
Yvette Marquez is a home chef who shares family Mexican recipes on her blog and YouTube, and in her cookbooks, Muy Bueno and Latin Twist.
Ameer Al-Khatahtbeh is the founder and editor-in-chief of Muslim.co, an online community and media outlet created for and by millennial and Gen Z Muslims. The platform has more than two million followers across Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and Snapchat.
Young Anna Argyris is an assistant professor in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University. She researches the design, development and use of information technology for public health campaigns, and studies the health misinformation propagated via social media.
Andraéa LaVant is the president and chief inclusion officer of LaVant Consulting Inc., a communications firm that offers corporate development and content marketing for brands and nonprofits. She’s an expert on disability-inclusive marketing campaigns.
Christina Ferraz is the founder of Thirty6five, a public relations agency that does media relations, social media marketing and image management for nonprofits and public figures. They are an expert in marketing strategies that reach communities of color, common failures of companies in efforts to be inclusive, and LGBTQIA+ inclusion in public relations.
Alice Wong is a disabled activist, writer and consultant. She is the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community that creates and shares stories focused on disability culture. She writes about media, politics, disability representation and activism.
Precious Brady-Davis is a diversity advocate, communications professional, public speaker and consultant with over 15 years of experience in nonprofit administration.
Prashant Malaviya is professor of marketing and senior associate dean for MBA programs at Georgetown University.
Christina Smith is an assistant professor of mass communication at Georgia College and State University, where she teaches journalism and advises the student-run newspaper. Before getting her Ph.D.
Dr. Martha Gulati is a professor of medicine and division chief of cardiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix.
Charlton McIlwain is vice provost for faculty engagement and development and a professor of media, culture and communication at New York University.
Dr. Seema Yasmin is director of the Stanford Health Communication Initiative, a clinical assistant professor in Stanford University’s department of medicine, and visiting professor at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, where she teaches crisis management and communications.
Sarah J. Jackson is Presidential Associate Professor and co-director of the Media, Inequality & Change Center at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication.
Rosanna Garcia is the Paul R. Beswick Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Tomas Bilbao is executive director of branding and communications at Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management. He oversees all branding, promotion, and public relations functions for the school.
Sixcia Devine is a small business growth expert. Her work focuses on entrepreneurship, social media outreach, new marketing technology, business planning, and connecting general markets to Hispanic markets.
Dr. Raina Merchant is an associate vice president of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and an associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. Merchant’s work is at the intersection of health and social media, mobile media and crowdsourcing.
Giannina Segnini led a team of journalists and computer engineers at La Nacion in gathering, analyzing and visualizing public databases. She has also trained hundreds of journalists in investigative and database journalism in Latin America, the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Jayme H. Simões is founder, president and CEO of Concord, N.H.-based Louis Karno & Company Communications, where he manages client accounts and directs strategy and marketing efforts.
Ana López is a professor of communication, director of the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, and associate provost for faculty affairs at Tulane University.
Mark Trahant is an editor at large at Indian Country Today, an online news outlet, and has decades of experience in journalism, editing and reporting with a focus on Native
LeiLani Nishime is a professor of communication at the University of Washington.
Farai Chideya is an award-winning author and journalist with more than 20 years of experience combining media, technology and diversity.
Patty Loew is a journalism professor and director of the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research at Northwestern University.
Erica Williams Simon is the CEO of Sage House, a content, experience and consulting company.
Laura Martinez, a Mexico City native, is a journalist and editor specializing in Spanish-language marketing, media and advertising.
Rey Junco is the senior director of innovation at Healogix, a consulting agency that works with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to market their products.
Laura Donnelly, founder and CEO of Latinitas, a digital magazine empowering Latina youth through media and technology, told KUT she wants to teach young Latinas to replace negative media representations of Hispanic women
Sabrina Harvey Merritt is the founder and CEO of Atlanta-based October Social Media, a social media marketing, training and consulting company.
Julia Huang is the founder and CEO of interTrend Communications, where she works to connect clients with Asian Americans through multicultural ads and campaigns.
Felicia Joy is a behavioral scientist and strategic corporate affairs leader who has worked in public relations and marketing.
Felicia Pride writes for film and TV, and is a director and producer.