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
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Heard on NPR’s All Things Considered: At Critical Juncture, GOP Honors Largest Class Of Black Lawmakers
Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is an expert on criminal justice, mass incarceration, police brutality, criminal defense racism and criminal courts. Van Cleve focuses her research on the cultural impact of mass incarceration and the racial injustice within criminal courts. Her new book, Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court “reveals the paradoxes and pain of our modern legal culture, including the effects on the punished and punishers” according to Henry Louis Gates. She has provided legal commentary on several news networks including MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, discussing cultural problems with Chicago police, seen here.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University
Areas of Expertise: Criminal Justice, Mass Incarceration, Police Brutality, Criminal Defense Racism, Criminal Courts and Criminal Court Reform
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Publicist info (Emi Battaglia):
Heard on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show
Adriana Galván, is an Associate Professor of Psychology and the Brain Research Institute at UCLA. She is an expert on teenage brain development, behavior and related public policy. Her work is centered on the emotional reactivity, learning, and decision making process of adolescents. Galván is able to characterize neutral changes in the developing brain using brain imaging technology. She also serves as the Jeffery Wenzel Term Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience. Several organizations have funded her research including the National Science Foundation.
Galván is a lively and engaging speaker as heard in her TedxYouth talk: “Insight Into the Teenage Brain”
Associate Professor of Psychology and the Brain Research Institute at UCLA
Areas of Expertise: Teenage Brain Development, Teenage Behavior, Juvenile- Related Public Policy
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Heard presenting at a TedxYouth@Caltech: “Insight into the Teenage Brain”
Diana Hernández is an Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. She is an expert on community-based healthcare, minority health, environmental risk factors, and urban health. She focuses her research on the intersections between infrastructure, poverty and health, with a stress on energy efficiency. Funding from several development organizations allows Hernández to serve as a Co-Investigator on projects for energy efficiency upgrades, improvement on public housing models and the relief of poverty-related health effects.
Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University
Areas of Expertise: Community-Based Healthcare, Minority Health, Environmental Risk Factors, and Urban Health
Location: New York, NY
Phone : (212) 305-0245 (office)
(917) 202-2446 (cell)
Heard on Columbia Public Health video : Energy Insecurity
Patricia Valoy is a STEM advocate and feminist writer. She is an expert on feminism,gender stereotypes and workplace sexism. Valoy is also an engineer and writes on a variety of issues facing women of color in male-dominated, STEM careers. She currently serves as the STEM chairperson for the Women’s Information Network in New York. She is a writer and speaker for Soapbox Inc. and Everyday Feminism.
STEM advocate and Feminist writer
Areas of Expertiese: Feminism, Gender Stereotypes and Workplace Sexism.
Location: Queens, NY