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Governance and Public Policy
Randall Akee is an associate professor in the Department of Public Policy and American Indian Studies at UCLA. A microeconomist, Akee studies labor economics, economic development, and migration among Native Americans, First Nations, Native Pacific Islanders and Native Hawaiians.
Tim Jin is a disability rights advocate with cerebral palsy. He is on the board of directors for Disability Voices United, an organization focused on improving education and services for those with developmental disabilities. Jin advocates for improving the accessibility of technology-aided communication for those with speech-related disabilities.
Jayce Farmer is an assistant professor in the School of Public Policy and Leadership at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He’s an expert in public finance and state and local government administration and can provide insight on how the coronavirus has devastated state and local government budgets.
Tracey Ross is director of federal policy and narrative change at PolicyLink. She also serves as a delegate to the U.S.-Japan Leadership program, which fosters connections between leaders in both countries.
Ninez A. Ponce is a professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. She studies immigrant and global health, social penalties on health and access to health care, and health disparities among different populations in the U.S.
Chye-Ching Huang is the executive director of the Tax Law Center at NYU Law. Previously, she was the deputy director of Federal Tax Policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities where she focused on the fiscal and economic effects of federal tax policy.
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.
Khalilah Brown-Dean is an associate professor of political science and senior director for Inclusive Excellence at Quinnipiac University. Her research interests include the political dynamics surrounding the criminal justice system, especially as it relates to voting rights policies.
Ashley Nunes is a researcher, consultant and commentator specializing in transportation safety, regulatory policy and workforce productivity. He holds academic appointments at Harvard Law School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Adolphus Belk Jr. is a professor of political science and African American studies at Winthrop University in South Carolina. Belk has taught courses on American government, Black politics, public policy, and race and ethnic politics in the United States. Belk Jr.
Lanhee J. Chen is the director of domestic policy studies and lecturer in the public policy program at Stanford University and the David and Diane Steffy Fellow at the Hoover Institution. His research interests include health care policy, the design of public institutions and advanced policy analysis.
Anna Maria Chávez is the executive director and CEO of the National School Boards Association (NSBA). She is an expert on women’s leadership, youth development, and public policy. She serves on the board of the SCAN Foundation, a charity dedicated to improving eldercare. Chávez also created the Ban Bossy campaign to encourage young girls to lead.
Tina Trujillo is an associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education. She is an expert on education inequality, federal educational policymaking and test-based educational reforms.
Jessica L. Lavariega Monforti is dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at California Lutheran University. She is an expert on how public policy is impacted by gender, race and ethnicity — specifically on how Latino youth are impacted by technology, the military system and immigration policy.
Dr. Julio Frenk is the president of the University of Miami. He was previously the dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Minister of Health of Mexico. He has written extensively about universal health coverage and health equity.
Vince Wang is a research manager at Grounded Solutions, a housing nonprofit. His research focuses on evaluating affordable housing policies and programs, the geography of inequality, and residential mobility.
Zhan Guo is an associate professor of urban planning and transportation policy at New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Guo studies travel behavior and looks for ways to influence decision-making to produce better social outcomes such as reduced congestion and carbon emissions.
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.
Raj Chetty is the William A. Ackman Professor of Economics at Harvard University and director of Opportunity Insights. He is an expert in tax policy, unemployment insurance and education, and on using data to learn how to give children from disadvantaged backgrounds better chances of succeeding later in life.
George J. Borjas is the Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics.
Dorothy A. Brown is Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law. She is a nationally recognized scholar in tax policy, race and class and has published extensively on the racial implications of federal tax policy. Her new book, The Whiteness of Wealth (2021), covers racism in the U.S. tax code.
William M. Rodgers III is a professor of public policy and chief economist at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. He is an expert in labor economics and the economics of social problems, and chair of the National Academy of Social Insurance.
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.
Dr. Wayne Riley is 17th president of SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is a primary care general internist with experience in academic medicine, patient care, research administration, academic health center administration, health care management, health policy, biotechnology, the corporate sector, government service, advocacy and organized medicine.
Michael Leo Owens is an associate professor of political science at Emory University in Atlanta, researching urban politics, state and local politics, the politics of criminal punishment, governance and public policy processes, religion and politics, and African American politics. Owens served on the national advisory boards of the Georgia Justice Project and Foreverfamily.