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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.
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.
Sarah Aarons is an earth scientist and assistant professor in the Geosciences Research Division of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. She can speak about the effects of global climate change, the patterns of weather throughout history, and decolonizing science.
Una Osili is a professor of philanthropy and economics at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She is also the associate dean of the school’s research and international programs. In 2017, Osili testified before the Senate foreign relations committee on the role of philanthropy and remittances in foreign aid.
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is an assistant professor of physics and a core faculty member in women’s studies at the University of New Hampshire. She is a particle physicist and cosmologist driven by a desire to understand the origin of spacetime and the particles that populate it.
Ellen Wu is an associate professor of history and director of the Asian Studies program at Indiana University. Her research interests include race, identity and immigration in the context of the Asian-American experience.
Francis Su is the Benediktsson-Karwa professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College and past president of the Mathematical Association of America. He has received numerous grants from the National Science Foundation to advance his research interests, which involve applying advanced mathematical principles to the social sciences. Su has a passion for popularizing mathematics.
Tristan Walker is a technology entrepreneur who aims to diversify the tech industry by recruiting top young Black and Latinx talent to Silicon Valley. In 2012, he left his position as director of business development at Foursquare to found Walker & Company, which creates beauty products for people of color.
Daisy Auger-Dominguez is a human capital executive and expert on diversity, equity and inclusion. She’s the chief people officer at VICE Media Group, where she leads the global human resources organization; diversity, equity and inclusion strategies; and social impact practices.
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.
Aida Luz Maisonet Giachello is a research professor in preventive medicine at Northwestern University. Her work focuses on social and racial health disparities and chronic diseases, particularly among Latinos and African Americans. She is a member of the board of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at the American Diabetes Association.
David A. Thomas is the 12th president of Morehouse College. He is an expert in organizational change, and spent decades researching and writing about diversity in business leadership. Under his guidance, Morehouse has innovated in STEM education and expanded its online class offerings.
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. She is CEO of A. Rye Inc., and host of the podcast On One with Angela Rye.
Kathy Martinez is president and CEO of Disability Rights Advocates, a nonprofit advancing equal rights for people with disabilities. She serves on the board of The American Association of People with Disabilities. Martinez is an expert in disability employment, including the emergence of disability as an essential component of workplace diversity and inclusion.
Nisi Shawl is a writer of speculative fiction. Their story collection Filter House co-won the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, given annually to works of speculative fiction which explore and expand our understanding of gender roles. They edit reviews for the literary quarterly Cascadia Subduction Zone.
Ellen Oh is an author and the co-founder of the organization We Need Diverse Books. She writes fiction for middle-grade and young adult audiences, including the Prophecy fantasy series. Her newest book is 2021’s Finding Junie Kim, based on Oh’s mother’s experiences in the Korean War.
Shaundra “Shani” B Daily is an associate professor of practice in electrical and computer engineering and computer science at Duke University. Her research focuses on the design, implementation and evaluation of technologies, programs, and curricula to support diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM fields.
Anthony Abraham Jack is an assistant professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and holds the Shutzer Assistant Professorship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. His research examines diversity among lower-income undergraduates, both those who enter college from local public high schools and those from boarding, day or prep schools.
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.
Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead is an associate professor of communication and African and African American studies at Loyola University Maryland. She is founder and director of The Karson Institute for Race, Peace & Social Justice at Loyola and founding executive director of the Emilie Frances Davis Center for Education, Research, and Culture.
Keith Maddox is an associate professor of psychology at Tufts University, where he focuses on social cognitive aspects of racial stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination. His expertise in the intricacies of unconscious discrimination can shed light on how groups of people perceive and interact with each other.
Danielle Lee is an assistant professor of biology at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and a self-described hip-hop maven and outreach scientist who writes about urban ecology and biology.
Yvette Ostolaza is managing partner of the Dallas office of Sidley Austin LLP Dallas, an international law firm, and serves on the firm’s COVID-19 task force. She focuses on advising companies and boards in internal investigations, complex commercial litigation, shareholder and securities litigation, financial services and employment issues.
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.