Antoinette Sedillo Lopez is the executive director of Enlace Comunitario– a non-profit focused on alleviating domestic violence and developing healthy families in central New Mexico, specifically within the Latino population. She is an expert on New Mexico politics,clinical legal education and family law. She is also a professor emeritus at the University of New Mexico School of Law, although she is currently focusing all of her efforts at Enlace. While teaching at UNM, Sedillo Lopez also administered the Summer Law Institute– a program conducted by a group of law schools that provides law students the opportunity to learn about Mexican history, culture and law in Guanajuato, Mexico. Sedillo Lopez has authored several books and has won numerous awards including one from the Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund (MALDEF).
Executive Director of Enlace Comunitario
Areas of expertise: New Mexico Politics, Family Law, Clinical Legal Education
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Phone: (505) 246-8972, ext. 23
Heard on New Mexico in Focus from KNME-TV
Sarah Audelo is the Political and Field Director for Rock The Vote – a non-profit, non-partisan organization that mobilizes young voters to the polls in the U.S. She is responsible for the organization’s political partnerships, polling and research. Audelo is the former policy director at Generation Progress where she led a team that focused on economic justice, higher education, among other important issues facing millennials. She’s also led the domestic policy portfolio and a campaign for Advocates for Youth on issues like HIV/AIDS prevention, abortion access and LGBTQ rights. She is passionate about the engagement and impact of the millennial electorate in 2016 as heard in a C-Span interview, here.
Political and Field Director for Rock the Vote
Areas of Expertise: Millennial Voter Engagement, Polling, Mobilization of Young Voters
Location: Washington, D.C.
Heard on C-Span: Youth Vote in 2016
Rosanna Garcia is an Associate Professor of Marketing at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is an expert on entrepreneurial marketing, sustainability in innovation and the diffusion of innovations in a reluctant marketplace. Garcia is also a Chancellor’s Faculty of Excellence in Innovation + Design where she helps develop technologies from student ideas and faculty research that relate to environmental sustainability. Outside of academia, she serves on the board of several start-ups. Garcia can be heard presenting her research on sustainability at Northeastern University, here.
Associate Professor of Marketing at North Carolina State University
Areas of Expertise: Entrepreneurial Marketing, Sustainability in Innovation, Diffusion of Innovations In a Reluctant Marketplace
Location: Raleigh, NC
Phone: (919) 515- 6944
Heard presenting her research at the D’Amore-McKim Research Showcase III at Northeastern University
Jim Trotter is an NFL reporter and analyst, formerly a senior writer at Sports Illustrated (SI) and ESPN. You can read his columns on SI’s Inside the NFL. He is a regular contributor to CBS Sports and ESPN Radio and podcasts. Trotter has also appeared on Larry King’s Ora TV.
Trotter graduated from Howard University with a bachelor’s degree in communications. Before joining SI in 2007, he covered the San Diego Chargers for the San Diego Union-Tribune for more than ten years.
Areas of Expertise: NFL, Football, Sports
Location: San Diego, CA
Heard on CBSSports.com:
Tina Trujillo is an Associate Professor at the University of California Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education. She is an expert on education inequality, federal educational policymaking, and test-based educational reforms. Trujillo’s research focuses on the politics of urban district reform and the effects of standardized testing. The American Educational Research Journal and Teachers College Record are among the numerous journals that have published her work. She can be heard contributing her expertise on NPR’s Morning Edition, here.
Associate Professor at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education
Area of Expertise: Educational Inequality, Federal Education Policymaking, Test-Based Educational Reforms and High-Stakes Testing
Location: Berkeley, CA
Phone: (510) 642- 6272
[cell] (510) 517-0874;
[fax] (510) 642-4803
Heard on NPR’s Morning Edition: California Brings Gay History Into The Classroom
Nicole Bibbins Sedaca is a professor in the practice of international relations at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
She served for over a decade at the U.S. State Department before working in democracy and human rights NGOs and academia. She has chaired two NGO boards focused on human trafficking and religious freedom.
Additionally, Bibbins Sedaca has led local governance programs in Ecuador, managed aid programs for displaced citizens in Kosovo and advised the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs.
Areas of expertise: democracy, human rights, international affairs
Location: Washington D.C.
Phone: (703) 772-1937 (cell)
Heard on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday: Security Issues Force Foreign Service to Adapt
Last updated: March 31, 2020
Leah Wright Rigueur is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is an expert on race and politics, modern African American history, U.S. political and social history, and riots, backlash and campus unrest. Rigueur has explored the dynamics of black Republican activists, officials and politicians as it relates to civil rights and conservatism in her latest book The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power. She has been featured on various news outlets including NPR’s All Things Considered.
Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Areas of expertise: Race and Politics, Modern African American History, U.S. Political and Social History, and Riots, Backlash and Campus Unrest
Location: Cambridge, MA
Email: Leah_WrightRigueur@hks.harvard.edu, email@example.com
Heard on NPR’s All Things Considered: At Critical Juncture, GOP Honors Largest Class Of Black Lawmakers