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.

Isaac Bryan
Director of Research and Municipal Projects, Rowe Policy+Media

Raquel Castañeda-López
Councilwoman, Detroit City Council

Itzel Guillen
Immigration Integration Coordinator, Alliance San Diego

Norris Henderson
Executive Director, VOTE

April Ignacio
Founder, Indivisible Tohono

Jonathan Jayes-Green
Director, UndocuBlack Network

Janet Kim
Communications Director, Caring Across Generations

Greisa Martinez Rosas
Deputy Executive Director, United We Dream

Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno
Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance

Cynthia Pompa
Advocacy Coordinator, ACLU Border Rights Center

Jennifer Ramo
Executive Director, New Mexico Appleseed

Topeka K. Sam
Founder and Executive Director, The Ladies of Hope Ministries (The LOHM)

Qiana Marie Torregano
Spokesperson/Advocate, RESULTS

Jorge Luis Vasquez, Jr.
Associate Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF

Manar Waheed
Legislative and Advocacy Counsel, ACLU

Roy Waterman
Criminal Justice Project Manager, Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA)