Quinton Smith (Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy)
Quinton Smith, MSW, is an Associate in Research at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. In this position, he acts as the Diversity & Inclusion Fellow. Quinton graduated from UNC- Chapel Hill in 2016 with a specialization in community, management, and policy practice. Quinton is also a first year doctoral student at UNC-Chapel Hill where he is further engaging in work and learning surrounding his passion for equity, race, and identity.
Jared Cates (Carolina Farm Stewardship Association)
Jared Cates, MSW, is a Community Mobilizer at Carolina Farm Stewardship Association(CFSA), one of the longest standing agricultural organizations in the southeast. He is passionate in collaboratively creating a more equitable food system through policy change with farmers, farm workers, and food advocates. Jared is a 2012 UNC- Chapel Hill School of Social Work graduate, with a specialization in community, management, and policy practice.
Oprah Keyes (University of Maryland-Baltimore)
Oprah Keyes, MSW, is a Community School Coordinator at the University of Maryland-Baltimore’s School of Social Work, currently working in an elementary / middle school in West Baltimore. She is also a Clinical Instructor for MSW students engaged in field instruction, and works part time as a community based mental health therapist with children, transition aged youth, and adults in the Baltimore area. She graduated in 2014 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work with a specialization in community, management and policy practice.
Victoria Crouse (Michigan League for Public Policy)
Victoria Crouse, MSW joined the Michigan League for Public Policy in July 2017 as State Policy Fellow. Prior to joining the League, Victoria served as a public policy intern at the North Carolina Justice Center’s Budget & Tax Center where she specialized in immigration and workforce development policy. Victoria is an advocate of immigrant rights, and has worked to advance the cause as an organizer with several pro-immigrant groups in North Carolina. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Political Science, and an MSW with a concentration in Community, Management, and Policy Practice, from UNC-Chapel Hill. Twitter handle: @vikkicrouse
Isela Gutierrez (Democracy North Carolina)
Isela Gutierrezis the Research and Policy Director at Democracy North Carolina. She has worked with the organization in various roles on democracy and voter engagement issues since 2011. She has a BA in History from Scripps College in Claremont, CA, and a MSW from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Prior to moving to North Carolina, Isela worked as an advocate for statewide juvenile corrections reform in Texas and the development of programs to divert low-level drug offenders from jail in Seattle.
Alexa Broderick (the Equity Paradigm)
Nathan Hollister (Mutual Aid Communities)
Deandrea N. Newsome (2020 StartsNOW)
Damon Seils (City of Carrboro)