Wayne Riley is the president and CEO of Meharry Medical College, one of the oldest historically black academic health science centers in the country. He teaches internal medicine at Meharry and Vanderbilt University and is also the senior health policy associate at Meharry’s Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy.
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Chi Chi Wu is a staff attorney at the National Consumer Law Center, a nonprofit focusing on marketplace justice for low-income consumers. Wu focuses on credit reporting, credit cards, and medical debt. She frequently serves as a resource for policymakers and the media on consumer credit issues. Before joining NCLC, Wu worked in the Consumer Protection Division at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office and the Asian Outreach Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services.
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Tammy Vigil is a professor of communication at Boston University. Vigil’s research has included analyzing the language used in convention speeches made by presidential nominees’ spouses. Most recently she authored a book, Connecting With Constituents: Identification Building and Blocking in Contemporary National Addresses.
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Aditi Pai is an Associate Professor of Biology at Spelman College. She is an expert on genealogy and evolutionary biology, focusing on sexual selection. Pai piloted Spelman’s Genetic and Genealogy Program, where students track their genes, their history, and their relatedness to other humans in the world. In 2018, she was selected for the year-long Governor’s Teaching Fellowship by the Institute of Higher Education at University of Georgia, Athens.
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Shalanda Baker is a Professor of Law, Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. She is an expert on energy and environmental policy. Baker also found the Energy Justice Program at the William S. Richardson School of Law of the University of Hawai’i.
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Sharon A. Navarro is professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is an expert consultant on women in politics, race and American politics, and Latinx politics. Her most recent publications include Race, Gender, Sexuality, and the Politics of the American Judiciary, Latinas in American Politics, Latino Urban Agency, co-authored Politicas: Latina Public Officials in Texas (2008), and authored Latina Legislator: Leticia Van De Putte and the Road to Leadership (2008).
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Lisa A. Fontes is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her research focuses on topics related to culture and violence against intimate partners and children. Fontes is the author of the books: Invisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationship, Interviewing Clients Across Cultures, and Child Abuse and Culture.
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