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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.
Maxine Burkett is a professor of law at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa, and a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She is also the co-founder and senior advisor to the nonprofit Institute for Climate and Peace.
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.
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.
Luisa Blanco is a professor at Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy, where she teaches the core course on macroeconomic policy. Her research in Latin America concentrates on economic development and international policy-making. In the United States, Blanco studies household finance and financial planning, with a focus on minorities.
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.
Leah Wright Rigueur is the Harry S. Truman Associate Professor of American History at Brandeis University. She is an expert on race and politics, modern African American history, U.S. political and social history, and riots, backlash and campus unrest.
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.
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.
Van C. Tran is an associate professor of sociology at the City University of New York who studies the integration of immigrants and their children, ethnic and racial categories, diversity and intergroup relations, neighborhood gentrification, and urban poverty and social inequality.
Jocelyn Fontaine is vice president of criminal justice research at Arnold Ventures, where she identifies research gaps and opportunities for research to inform policy reform and advance racial justice in several programmatic areas across the Criminal Justice Initiative.
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.
Dorian T. Warren is a progressive organizer advocating for social, economic and racial change. He is the president of Community Change and the Chair of the Economic Security Project. He also co-hosts the System Check podcast. He writes and speaks extensively on inequality, American politics, labor, political development and social movements.
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.
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.
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.