Our first interview will spotlight Isela Gutierrez, 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)