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Crystal Burwell is a mental health counselor who specializes in treating young people suffering from depression, PTSD, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders. As a director of Newport Academy, a youth mental health clinic in Atlanta, Ga., Burwell focuses on systemic and environmental factors.
Miesha Marzell is an assistant professor of public health at Binghamton University, part of the State University of New York system. She is an expert on the causes and prevention of substance abuse among racial/ethnic minority youth.
Kristin Henning is a professor of law and director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative at Georgetown Law School. She is an expert on juvenile justice, adolescence and policing, and race. Henning was previously the lead attorney for the Juvenile Unit of the D.C.
Donna Y. Ford is a distinguished professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology the Ohio State University. Her research focuses on, among other subjects, the achievement gap; recruiting and retaining culturally different students in gifted education; multicultural curriculum and instruction, and African American family involvement.
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.
Pedro Noguera is a sociologist and dean of the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. He researches ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts.
Bakari Kitwana is a cultural critic, journalist and activist specializing in hip-hop, youth culture and Black political engagement. He’s the executive director of Rap Sessions, which has conducted over 150 townhall meetings around the nation on issues facing the hip-hop and millennial generations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Neal Sáles-Griffin is managing director of the tech accelerator Techstars Chicago and a venture partner at MATH Venture Partners. He is an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering.
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.
Jamilah King is a race and justice reporter at Mother Jones and hosts the weekly Mother Jones podcast on national politics. She also wrote and edited at the daily news website Colorlines.com, WireTap Magazine and YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia.
Malik Washington is the director of Penn Violence Prevention at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, he served as the executive director and CEO of the William Kellibrew Foundation, a community-driven advocacy organization “dedicated to breaking the cycles of violence and poverty.
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.