Our Fellows


The Opportunity Agenda’s Communications Institute Fellows are media-ready experts on some of the country’s most urgent challenges, coming largely from communities most affected by those challenges. For journalists seeking voices with a grassroots perspective that links economic opportunity, criminal justice, immigrant opportunity, and racial justice issues to the lived experiences of Americans, Communications Fellows are ideal spokespeople.

Kat Evasco
Program Director of Artist Leadership, Center for Cultural Power 

Venkayla Haynes
Digital Communications Manager, Black Voters Matter 

Eunisses Hernandez
Executive Director and Co-Founder, La Defensa 

Josephine Kalipeni
Deputy Director, Family Values @ Work 

Barbara Lopez
Director, Make the Road CT

Brenda Lozano
Executive Director, Dream Action Oklahoma 

Tania Mattos
Policy & Northeast Monitoring Manager, Freedom for Immigrants 

Juanita Monsalve
Senior Marketing and Creative Director, United We Dream

Ricardo J. Negron-Almodovar
Legal Services Coordinator, LatinoJustice PRLDEF 

Olivia Peña
Deputy Program Director, Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights   

Maritza Perez
Director, Office of National Affairs, Drug Policy Alliance  

Angelina Rosado
Founder and Executive Director, Returning Hope Inc.  

Robert Saleem Holbrook
Executive Director, Abolitionist Law Center 

Katherine Sastre
Campaign Strategist, New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice 

Adrianna Torres-Garcia, MSW
Program Coordinator, Free Migration Project

Bianca Tylek
Executive Director, Worth Rises 

Aisha Wells
Paid Family Leave Organizer, Mothering Justice

Cheryl Wilkins
Associate Director, The Center for Justice

Pamela Winn
Founding Director, RestoreHER US.America