from training.npr.org: https://training.npr.org/sources/erika-andiola/
Erika Andiola is a well-known immigration activist. She is the chief advocacy officer for RAICES and co-host of the organization’s Homeland Insecurity podcast. She was the press secretary for Latino outreach for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign. Andiola started her community organizing work when she co-founded the Arizona Dream Act Coalition.
Linda Chavez is a conservative commentator. She is president of the Becoming American Institute, part of Defending Democracy Together. The institute is a nonprofit public policy organization seeking to make a conservative case for legal immigration reform. She is also chair of the Center for Equal Opportunity.
Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal is the executive director of Lawyers for Civil Rights and a civil rights attorney specializing in immigration law and legal issues affecting the LGBT community and those living with HIV.
Lorella Praeli is vice president of Community Change. Previously, she was deputy national political director at the ACLU, where she fought to defend and expand the rights of immigrants and refugees. She mobilized the Latinx vote as Hillary Clinton’s national Latino vote director and served as United We Dream’s director of advocacy and policy.
Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco was named chancellor of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, in 2021. Previously, he was dean and professor of education at the University of California, Los Angeles, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Before that, he taught globalization and education at New York University and human development and psychology at Harvard University.
Veronica (Ronnye) Vargas Stidvent can speak about law, politics and policy trends in the Hispanic community. She is the executive director of the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas, Austin. Stidvent has held roles in both federal government and higher education in Texas.