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Communications and Marketing
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. She specializes in inclusive communications and LGBTQIA+ and diversity advocacy, and can also speak about life as a trans woman in the corporate world.
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.
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. in mass communications in 2015, she worked in the newspaper industry as a daily and weekly news reporter for more than 13 years.
Dr. Martha Gulati is a professor of medicine and division chief of cardiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix. Her research interests include women’s heart health and heart disease prevention practices in women.
Charlton McIlwain is vice provost for faculty engagement and development and a professor of media, culture and communication at New York University. His research interests include issues at the intersection of race and media, particularly as it relates to how different forms of digital media have enhanced and/or inhibited political participation among people of color.
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. She studies how media, journalism and technology are used by and represent marginalized groups, with a focus on how communication arising from Black, feminist and activist spaces contribute to U.S.
Rosanna Garcia is the Walter Koch Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship at the University of Denver. Her research is in entrepreneurship and benefit corporations, focused on diversity in entrepreneurship and the legitimacy of benefit corporations.
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. She’s also the director of the Center for Digital Health and co-director of the National Clinician Scholars Program.
Giannina Segnini is the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Professional Practice in Data Journalism and director of the Master of Science Data Journalism Program at Columbia Journalism School. Her research focuses on using data to investigate across borders.
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. He’s notable for helping lead the rollout of the Affordable Care Act in New Hampshire.
Ana López is a professor of communication, director of the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, and associate provost for faculty affairs at Tulane University. Her research is focused on Latin American and Latino film and cultural studies.
Mark Trahant is an editor at Indian Country Today, an online news outlet, and has decades of experience in journalism, editing and reporting with a focus on Native American issues.
LeiLani Nishime is a professor of communication at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on multiracial and interracial studies, the intersection of race and gender, Asian American media representations, and Asian American subcultural production.
Farai Chideya is an award-winning author and journalist with more than 20 years of experience combining media, technology and diversity. She is creator and host of the podcast Our Body Politic and a program officer with the Ford Foundation’s Creativity and Free Expression team.
Patty Loew is a journalism professor and director of the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research at Northwestern University. As a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, she focuses primarily on indigenous rights, sovereignty and the role of Native media.
Erica Williams Simon is the CEO of Sage House, a content, experience and consulting company. She is co-host and co-creator of the Rosario Dawson-produced talk show The Assembly and the host of the podcast The Call with Erica.
Laura Martinez, a Mexico City native, is a journalist and editor specializing in Spanish-language marketing, media and advertising. She is currently director of communications at Azul, an organization working with Latinos to conserve marine resources. Martinez has lived and worked as a journalist in Mexico City, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires and the United States.
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.
Felicia Joy is a behavioral scientist and strategic corporate affairs leader who has worked in public relations and marketing. Joy serves as the executive vice president and U.S. head of behavioral science, corporate advisory and transformation at the marketing firm Edelman.
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 with their own visions of success. “You ask a 9-year-old Latina girl, she knows that she is not officially represented in media.
Julia Huang is the founder and CEO of interTrend Communications, where she works to connect clients with Asian Americans through multicultural ads and campaigns. Huang also founded Imprint Venture Lab, a seed-stage incubator. Expertise: Marketing, intercultural communications, public relations, Asian Americans Location: Long Beach, Calif. Email: jych@intertrend.
Felicia Pride writes for film and TV, and is a director and producer. She has been a writer for two seasons on Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar; a writer for Grey’s Anatomy; and is the co-writer and executive producer of the film REALLY LOVE, which won a Special Grand Jury Prize at SXSW in 2020.