Stephanie Adler Yuan, Director of Programs, The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare
Stephanie Adler Yuan is Director of Programs at the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, where she leads a team that collaborates with interprofessional groups at hundreds of hospitals to develop programs that support healthcare worker mental health and wellbeing across the US and beyond. In her role she also works to amplify impactful and inclusive research, practices, and stories through the Center’s well-regarded events and recognition programs, including the National Compassionate Caregivers of the Year Award. Stephanie serves as a Lecturer in the MS Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University, from which she graduated in 2015; she also holds a BA in French and International Relations from Tufts. Stephanie is passionate about exploring how stories forge community and advance social change. She lives in Katonah with her family.
Rachel Braunstein, Director of Policy, Her Justice
Rachel Braunstein has dedicated her legal career to passionate advocacy for gender justice and access to justice for all. She is the Director of Policy at Her Justice, where she leads policy reform and advocacy efforts relating to economic justice for women living in poverty and their families, the rights of gender-based violence survivors and immigrants, and access to justice and court reform. Prior to Her Justice, Rachel was an Associate in the Litigation Department at Fried Frank. Rachel first learned about the power of legislative advocacy and strategy as a member and then Chair of the Sex and Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association from 2004 to 2011. Rachel was proud to serve on the Board of Directors of the YWCA Brooklyn from 2014 to 2020, including as Vice Chair. Rachel holds a B.A. from Boston College and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.
Akilah Browne, Co-Founder, FurtherJustice Foundation, Inc.
Akilah Browne has a background in and passion for community lawyering, affordable housing policy and community wealth-building – all in service of achieving racial justice and developing liberated Black and brown communities. Akilah is the co-founder of FurtherJustice Foundation, which helps organizations build civil legal service programs working to increase access to justice, power and equity for underrepresented communities. Prior to co-founding FurtherJustice, Akilah was a Skadden Legal Fellow at New Economy Project, where she provided policy and legal assistance to NYC community groups working to develop community land trusts (CLTs), and where she now serves as a Board member. Akilah previously worked at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP where she managed the firm’s pro bono program, which served hundreds of low-income people and nonprofits annually. Akilah received a J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law and a B.A., summa cum laude, in Media Studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Jennifer Cho, Vice President, Partnerships, Panorama Global
Jennifer Cho (she/her) is Vice President, Partnerships at Panorama Global, a platform for social change that partners with visionary leaders to drive impact through collaboration on issues that need urgent attention, including pandemic prevention, mental health, women’s political leadership, and health equity. She previously served as director of development for two successive startup divisions of New York University where over nine years, she facilitated a number of complex fundraising projects to secure collaborative philanthropic and sponsored research commitments. Jennifer served on the startup teams for Malaria No More and Millennium Promise/the Millennium Villages Project, where she managed multimillion-dollar fundraising campaigns and high-profile events for programs in support of the Millennium Development Goals. Her past experience includes leadership fundraising and management positions with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The CityKids Foundation, New York Cares, and Jersey Cares. She is a graduate of Princeton University.
Stephanie Guberman, Senior Staff Counsel, UJA-Federation of New York
Stephanie C. Guberman (she/her) is Senior Staff Counsel at United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, Inc. She specializes in not-for-profit law and corporate transactions related to Information and Technology, Marketing and Communications. Fundraising and Development and Planned Giving. Stephanie has devoted most of her practice to furthering UJA-Federation’s mission of caring for those in need, strengthening Jewish life and responding to crises near and far. She values working collaboratively and the opportunity to facilitate solutions in the face of potentially conflicting legal and business needs. Stephanie enjoys giving back through mentoring interns and new staff. Prior to going in house, Stephanie practiced complex commercial litigation at Butler, Fitzgerald & Potter. PC. She earned a J.D. from New York Law School and a B.A. from University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two daughters.
Brittany Hale, Interim CEO & COO, digitalundivided
Brittany S. Hale, Esq. is Interim CEO & COO at digitalundivided. Previously, Brittany was founder and CEO of BND Consulting Group, where she leveraged values-based frameworks to drive better decision-making among senior leaders.
Outside BND Consulting Group, Brittany serves as an associate lecturer on human behavior in organizations at Columbia University and as Director of Operations & People at digitalundivided. In this capacity, she works to build an inclusive and scalable culture for an organization that seeks to support Black & Latina entrepreneurs as they own their work & worth.
Brittany has held senior positions in local and state government and currently serves as an Executive Director for the first municipal social justice commission in the state. She has served as an Obama Organizing Fellow and on the New Jersey Human Relations Council Executive Committee.
Brittany holds a Law Degree from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from Rutgers University-Newark Honors College.
Alka Khetan, Senior Vice President Operations, Wonder
Alka Khetan is a data-driven and people focused retail executive with over 20 years of experience building, managing, and growing retail and consumer focused organizations. She was most recently SVP of operations at Wonder, a food-tech startup changing the way people dine. Prior to that she was VP of Inventory Management at Gap Inc., and held numerous other roles at Gap, Tapestry, and Gilt Groupe among others. Alka received her MBA and MS in engineering from Stanford University, and currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and young son. She is also a deeply involved member of her community, leading a local non-profit community family organization, and offering pro-bono consulting services through Stanford’s Alumni Consulting team.
Emily Knapp, Associate Director - Public Works, The Public Theater
Emily Sophia Knapp works at the intersection of community building and artmaking as Associate Director of Public Works at the Public Theater. At Public Works she has helped lead the creation of 5 years of ambitious participatory programming, including four 100+ person productions, the feature length documentary Under the Greenwood Tree, the projection installation The Seed Project, and year-round engagement with New Yorkers from all 5 boroughs. Prior to that, Emily founded the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival community-building initiative Full Circle. She was awarded the OSF Artistic Office Fellowship and served as Associate Director on Robert Schenkkan’s All the Way from OSF through Broadway (Tony: Best Play, Best Actor). As an artist Emily has performed at BAM, OSF, Berkeley Rep, the Goodman, the Guthrie, McCarter, and the Wuzhen Festival (China). She serves on the Board of Directors for avant-garde, bilingual theater ensemble, Caborca.
Ao Kong, Senior Programme Advisor, Chief of Resource Mobilization and Communications, United Nations Technology Bank
Ao Kong has more than 17 years of international cross-sector experience in global strategy, technology for peace and development, and multi-sector partnerships in the United Nations system, ESG investing, tech industry, and leading think-tanks. She has worked and lived in all five continents with portfolios covering 100+ countries globally. Recently as Senior Programme Advisor and Chief of Resource Mobilization, Outreach and Strategic Communications at the United Nations Technology Bank, she led strategic partnerships, advocacy and resource mobilization to support science, technology and innovation in Least Developed Countries to accelerate for reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. She also serves on MIT’s “Solve Annual Challenge” Leadership Group, guiding tech-based social entrepreneurs to scale up their solutions. Ao is an Agenda contributor to the World Economic Forum, and published author on journals such as WHO Bulletin, IEEE Xplore and China Southern Weekly. She was awarded “Pacific Delegate” by Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Relations and featured as a speaker on emerging business-development topics at international fora including recently at the Milken Global Conference, ASEAN Academy of Science and on Harvard Business Review. Outside of work, she loves to play various sports and her training for dance and sculling.
Liat Krawczyk, Vice President, Economic Mobility, NYC Economic Development Corporation
Liat Krawczyk is a Vice President at the NYC Economic Development Corporation, where she heads the organization’s Economic Mobility pillar. Her portfolio comprises leading the EDC’s workforce strategy, putting talent at the center of inclusive economic development efforts. In addition, she founded and leads the Childcare Innovation Lab, which has led city efforts researching childcare as economic infrastructure and catalyzes public and private sector innovations that pave a more accessible and equitable future of care. Previously, Liat co-led Cyber NYC, EDC’s signature effort to make NYC the center of gravity for the cyber sector.
Liat holds over a dozen years of economic development experience focused on cultivating entrepreneurial ecosystems and diverse talent pipelines in emerging industries (cybersecurity, Fam/FemTech, impact tech, PropTech/FinTech) for and by overlooked markets and communities. Liat is also co-founder of The Jeneba Project, a nonprofit that runs an excellence high school for girls in Sierra Leone and the director of several documentary films.
Shirley Levy, Senior Advisor, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
Shirley Levy is Senior Advisor to the Commissioner at the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Shirley is part of the small leadership team that oversees the largest municipal funder for arts and culture in the U.S. In her role, Shirley directly oversees half of agency’s operations, including the Capital, Public Art, and Materials for the Arts departments, and collaborates across the agency to shape cultural policy and establish programs responsive to the cultural sector’s needs. Highlights during her tenure include creating the NYC Public Artists in Residence program (PAIR) to embed artists in agencies to address civic challenges through creative practice; leading the city’s Affordable Real Estate for Artists initiative to build or preserve artist workspace; launching the City Canvas program to permit temporary art on construction sheds and fencing; and creating the City Artist Corps program to provide relief funds to individual artists during COVID.
Ismat Mangla, Senior Director of Content, LendingTree, and Managing Editor, Analyst News
Ismat Mangla is an award-winning journalist and content marketer with more than 15 years of experience covering business, personal finance, travel and religion. She currently serves as senior director of content at LendingTree, where she oversees the production of personal finance content across multiple websites.
Ismat has worked in print, digital and television media, with stints at the monthly Money magazine, a nightly cable news show called Real Money with Ali Velshi at Al Jazeera, and several daily news websites, including MarketWatch and Quartz. Her work has been published in Money, Fortune, CNN, Al Jazeera, the Washington Post, among others.
Ismat was a member of Poynter’s Leadership Academy for Women in Media in 2020. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Zanade Mann, CEO/President, Black Women's Business Collective
Zanade Mann is an author, entrepreneur and digital marketing expert with over 15 years of industry experience. She was recently named Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 100 Women of Impact for her continued work in women’s advocacy and empowerment. She founded the Black Women’s Business Collective, out of a growing need to provide access to networks and resources to Black career professionals and entrepreneurs who experienced financial challenges throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since then, BWBC has evolved into a membership community that provides a place of belonging for Black women to learn, network, and grow through sisterhood, dedicated resources, events, and healing and wellness experiences, all with a shared goal of increasing members economic opportunities and ability to thrive.
Beth McLellan, Chief of Dermatology, Associate Professor, Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dr. Beth McLellan is the Chief of Dermatology at Montefiore Medical Center and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She attended Northwestern University, Wayne State University School of Medicine, and completed her Dermatology residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. McLellan is a leader in Supportive Oncodermatology – working closely with oncologists to prevent and treat skin, hair, and nail-related side effects due to cancer therapies. She is committed to improving the lives of cancer patients and providing equitable and compassionate care. Dr. McLellan leads research in radiation dermatitis and chemotherapy-induced hair loss and has published more than 70 peer-reviewed publications. She is regularly invited to speak at Dermatology and Oncology conferences and advise pharmaceutical companies. Dr. McLellan is a skilled and passionate teacher and has served as a mentor to countless residents and students.
Kate Mirand Calleri, Director of Education, Brooklyn Children's Museum
Kate Mirand Calleri (she/her) is the director of education at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. She oversees all school, camp, art and outreach programming, as well as dynamic engagement with the museum’s living animal collection and its encyclopedic collection of 30,000 cultural objects and natural science specimens. Kate leads the education team in creating content, teaching, professional development, and curriculum development. She directs the Teen Curators Program as well as all Museum-on-the-Go for Pre-K collection object-based outreach programing. From her background as a teaching artist, curator, and neurodivergent person, she brings an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach to her work in education, understanding and using art and objects to encourage inquiry, curiosity, and community engagement. Kate has an MFA in photography from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she was a lecturer. She has BAs in Art History and English Literature and a BS in Photography from Ithaca College.
Leah Moschella, Senior Director of Partnerships, Wadhwani Foundation
Leah Moschella is a strategic innovator leading and scaling initiatives at the intersection of education and workforce development. She brings over fifteen years of experience in nonprofit and consulting management focused on learner-centered approaches to meet the needs of adult learners. Currently, Leah leverages her expertise as the Senior Director of Partnerships for the global Wadhwani Foundation where she drives equitable economic advancement for all through digital transformation of education and workforce systems. Leah founded Girls’ Leadership, Organized Woman, a nonprofit organization that fosters leadership and civic engagement training that has reached thousands of women and girls. Leah is dedicated to global impact having served as a Shafik Gabr Diplomatic Fellow in Egypt and an Entrepreneurial Diplomacy Fellow in Tunisia. She was recognized by the White House United State of Women as a Changemaker and earned a Master’s Degree from Northeastern University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Fordham University.
Pratima T. Narayan, Advocacy Director, U.S. Foreign Policy, Open Society Foundations
Pratima Narayan currently serves as an Advocacy Director with the Open Society Foundations U.S. Foreign Policy team. Prior to this, she served as a Deputy Director with the Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation at the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience where she managed several programs in transitional justice and atrocity prevention in Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Africa. Pratima previously served as the Chief of Investigations for the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan. In 2018, she was one of 18 investigators selected globally to participate in a U.S. Department of State investigation into atrocities allegedly committed against Rohingya communities in Myanmar. Pratima has also held various other positions with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva, Switzerland. In addition to working as an attorney with corporate law firms in New York, Pratima has successfully counseled internally displaced persons and asylum-seekers in Greek migrant camps, South Africa and Japan. A Bronx native, she began her career representing families in eviction prevention cases with the Legal Aid Society in 2002.
Pratima earned a Post Graduate Diploma in Education and Curriculum Development from the Open University of Tanzania, a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. Pratima is a member of the Justice Rapid Response Expert Roster. She serves on the Board of Directors for the United Nations Association of the United States of America (NNJ) and Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation (WCAPS). She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and the Justice Rapid Response Expert Roster. Most recently, she was selected as a 2021 International Career Advancement Program (ICAP) Fellow and named to the Diversity in National Security Network (DINSN) and Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) 2021 U.S. National Security & Foreign Affairs Leadership List.
Christine Opoku is chief of staff to the CEO of Genpact. In this role, Christine oversees a wide variety of strategic projects and supports on internal and external initiatives focused on clients, partners, employees, shareholders, and the Board of Directors. Prior to Genpact, Christine she led partnership and transaction engagements for a portfolio of clients in banking and worked in a variety of roles in banking operations and business development. She also spent time in the Tech space where she focused on growth strategy with Uber and process optimization in Amazon’s operations, under Amazon’s Pathways Program for talented MBAs. She holds a masters degree in advanced management from the Yale School of Management and an MBA and undergraduate degree in linguistics and psychology from the University of Ghana.
Chiara Pace, Head Individual, Digital and Public Giving, UN Women
Chiara Pace is a women’s rights advocate and a lifelong feminist with 20+ years of experience. She is the Head of Individual Digital and Public Giving at UN Women, the United Nations agency dedicated to gender equality and women’s empowerment. In that role, she leads and oversees the work of UN Women National Committees worldwide, which raise funds from the private sector, promote women’s rights and secure visibility for women threatened by poverty, disasters, armed conflict, abuse and exploitation.
Chiara started her career in the media sector with SkyTV. Her passion for gender equality and a determination to help create a gender equal world led to post-graduate studies in human rights, international cooperation and humanitarian aid, and different roles in Peru and Senegal with two Non-Governmental Organizations, managing programs on maternal public health and women economic empowerment.
She then served the United Nations (UNV, UNDP, UNCDF and UN Women) in various leadership positions, leading multi-stakeholder and multi-year public-private campaigns, overseeing external relation, communications and advocacy; as well as developing and expanding innovative partnerships with public and private sector.
Chiara was awarded an MSc in International Development and Cooperation from the University of Pavia, and a BA summa cum laude in Marketing and Communications from the University of Rome. She is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Italian. She is on the Advisory Board of Own The Room and has been a presenter and panelist in various events and lectures on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Chiara is an avid runner, a passionate cook, and the proud mom of a 15-month boy.
Naomi Polin is the CEO & Founder of Orchid Root Strategies. Her work draws on more than fifteen years of experience across international development, social justice, and human rights. Most recently, Naomi served as Senior Advisor for Strategy and Partnerships with Refugee Council USA, a coalition of 33 U.S.-based organizations protecting the rights of forcibly displaced people and building more welcoming societies. Previously, Naomi served as Senior Consultant with TCC Group, a national B Corp social impact advisory services firm, where she led strategy guidance work with global, national, and state-level partners. Prior to consulting, Naomi worked with the Open Society Foundations, where she managed grantmaking and strategic planning activities, and the Clinton Foundation, where she wrote policy briefings for Foundation Chairman and former President Bill Clinton. Naomi holds a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a B.A. from Emory University.
Ramya Ravishankar is a former environmental biologist turned attorney who is passionate about food insecurity, social justice, and sustainable development. She is General Counsel at HowGood, an independent research company with the world’s largest database on food and personal care product sustainability, where she is responsible for advising the business on legal risk, regulatory compliance, and strategic transactions. She worked previously at Bowery Farming, North America’s largest vertical farming company, and the law firm Skadden Arps. She received a Bachelor of Science (Honors) at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where she was a Chancellor’s Scholar, a Masters of Science from the University of Oxford, where she was a Clarendon Scholar, and a J.D. at Columbia Law School in New York, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. In her spare time, Ramya likes to host dinner parties, run long distances, and watch true crime documentaries.
Riyana Razalee, Director of Sustainability, Re-Nuble
Riyana Razalee heads Sustainability, Strategy, and Business Development for Re-Nuble, an agricultural technology company that transforms unrecoverable vegetative food into a platform of technologies for indoor growing.
She began her career in investment banking with CIMB Group, Southeast Asia’s 4th largest bank. She co-led regional development of CIMB’s Sustainable Finance Framework. Before that, she was the Special Assistant to CIMB’s Group CEO, managing the CEO’s regional and international special projects. Riyana also sat on the Central Bank of Malaysia’s Working Committee, developing Malaysia’s first value-based metrics for Islamic financial institutions. Prior to that, she focused on Southeast Asian private equity as well as CIMB’s market expansion strategies.
Riyana completed an MSc in Sustainability Management from Columbia University, New York. She holds a B.A. in Politics and International Relations from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She’s a guide for blind runners through Achilles and a mentor for marginalized high school students through iMentor.
Aarti Saini, Director Sales Operations, Planning & Strategy, ServiceNow
Aarti Saini (she/her) is Director of Sales Operations, Strategy & Planning at ServiceNow and built a Global team aligned with Sales. In her 20+ year career, she has worked in Finance, Operations, and Sales Compensation. She is passionate about mentoring women, children, education, healthcare, and equality. Aarti mentors within her local and personal communities of friends and family, has volunteered as an inspector for the election board, and donates money regularly. She earned a BS from California State University of Sacramento in Management Information Systems and an MBA from Santa Clara University with concentrations in Leading People & Organizations and Managing Technology & Innovation. Aarti is passionate about health and wellness, regularly pushes herself to grow, and is a proponent of self-care. You can catch her trying the latest cuisines or exploring the world & soaking in new cultures. A born and bred Californian, she is a transplant to Brooklyn, NY.
Laura Sennett, Vice President, Sustainable Investing Group ESG Business Lead, Goldman Sachs
Laura Sennett is the ESG Business Lead for the Sustainable Investing Group in the Asset Management Division at Goldman Sachs. Previously, Laura served as Policy Specialist for the United Nations Capital Development Fund. Prior to joining UNCDF, Laura was based in Cote d’Ivoire where she worked at the African Development Bank and served as a Fulbright Public Policy Fellow in the Ivorian Ministry of Employment, Social Affairs, and Vocational Training. Laura also has work experience in
Senegal, Nigeria, Liberia and Hong Kong. Laura holds a MA from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
Hadia Sheerazi, Program Manager, Carbon Management Research Initiative, Columbia Climate School, Center on Global Energy Policy
Hadia Sheerazi is the Program Manager of the Carbon Management Research Initiative (CaMRI) and a Research Associate at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s Climate School. Her interdisciplinary research assesses clean energy investments and policy interventions to deploy carbon management and renewable hydrogen technologies, with a special focus on environmental justice impacts on disadvantaged communities and historically marginalized stakeholder groups on the front lines of climate change. Hadia manages CaMRI’s engagements with federal, state and local policymakers in the U.S., and coordinated high-level decarbonization strategy briefings for ministers, diplomats, and policymakers from Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Oceania. She has been internationally recognized for her research and advocacy for climate action and sustainable development. Hadia holds an MSc. in Sustainability Management and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University, and graduated as Class Speaker and Student Marshall with a BA in Political Science from St. John’s University.
Rebecca Silber, Director of Criminal Justice, Arnold Ventures
Becky Silber (she/her) is a lawyer and policy expert on criminal justice reform. She is Director of Criminal Justice at the philanthropy Arnold Ventures, where she oversees funding and strategy relating to prosecution and public defense reform. Previously, she worked on adult sentencing and corrections policy at the Vera Institute of Justice and in the litigation department of Cravath, Swaine and Moore. Becky serves as the chair of the Board of Directors of the Medical Justice Alliance and as an officer of Flatbush Jewish Center. She has JD from Fordham Law School and a BA from Yale University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Saul Austerlitz, and their two sons.
Lannia Small, Director, Global Strategy & Partnerships, Indeed
Lannia Small is the Director of Global Strategy & Partnerships at Indeed. In this role, she oversees the expansion of Indeed’s Social Impact work internationally. She and her team design programs, products and partnerships to help job seekers facing bias and barriers find quality jobs.
Prior to joining Indeed, Lannia was Deputy Executive Director for the New York City Center for Youth Employment, where she managed all Center operations and led its strategic partnership development efforts with corporations and industry associations.
Earlier in her career, Lannia worked for many years as a management consultant specializing in
corporate sustainability and organizational strategy. Some of her clients included: Asia Society, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Nestlé, Pfizer, and BHP Billiton.
Lannia holds a Bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and Master’s degrees in International Business and Public Policy from Columbia University and Sciences Po Paris.
Vanessa K. Valdés, Associate Provost for Community Engagement, The City College of New York -- CUNY
Dr. Vanessa K. Valdés is the newly-appointed Associate Provost for Community Engagement at The City College of New York. She engages with community leaders on issues and programs of mutual interest to the College and provides vision, direction, coordination and leadership for campus-community partnerships and programs that originate from or are administered by the Provost’s Office. Dr. Valdés is a noted scholar whose research focuses on the cultural production of peoples of African descent throughout the Americas. She is the author of Oshun’s Daughters: The Search for Womanhood in the Americas (2014) and Diasporic Blackness: The Life and Times of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg (2017). Her latest book, Racialized Visions: Haiti and the Hispanic Caribbean (2020) is an edited collection that re-centers Haiti in the disciplines of Caribbean, and more broadly, Latin American Studies. She is the series editor of Afro-Latinx Futures, published by SUNY Press.
Suzanne Van Huijgevoort, Associate Director, Advisory, ELEVATE - an LRQA company
Suzanne Van Huijgevoort co-directs ELEVATE’s Advisory team in North America. She is responsible for leading client engagements across the full range of ELEVATE’s sustainability consulting services, including data-driven responsible sourcing program design and implementation, human rights due diligence, and strategy and disclosure.
Previously, she worked in consulting, international development and supply chain due diligence in New York, Cambodia, and the Netherlands. She holds a Master of Arts in Global Studies from the University of Freiburg in Germany, the University of Cape Town, and Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. Suzanne is currently based in New York City.
Ashley Young, Director of Legal Services, New York City Anti-Violence Project
Ashley N. Young is the Director of Legal Services at the New York City Anti-Violence Project, where she manages the legal services department and supervises attorneys and paralegals who represent LGBTQ survivors of violence. Prior to AVP, Ms. Young worked as the Managing Attorney at The Sexual Assault Legal Institute, a program of the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault. At SALI, Ms. Young supervised attorneys and legal advocates, and provided legal representation for survivors of sexual assault in Maryland. Ms. Young began her legal career as an attorney on behalf of children in child abuse and neglect cases at Washington, DC’s Children’s Law Center. Ms. Young is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center (JD ‘12) and the University of Michigan (BA ‘07).