Featured Senior Fellows
Meet the people behind the scenes, making a difference where it counts.
Mobilizing Social Justice through Raptivism
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Living on the borders of Pakistani and Indian identity, Senior Fellow Saim Saeed grew up grappling with issues of identity, prejudice, and the power of belonging. He hopes to use his journalism to help educate the world to be more accepting and imagine a future in which atrocities of the past are never repeated.
Currently in grad school for a Master's in Public Administration and Policy at American Univeristy in Washington D.C. and working as a Field Director with Virginia Democrats for Elaine Luria. Previously worked with public affairs and communication in various government institutions, specializing in community-building events and social media campaigns.
Marissa Sophia Schneiderman
Marissa Sophia Schneiderman is a writer, artist, oral historian, and radio producer living in Maine.
Mary Consolata Namagambe
Mary Consolata Namagambe, founder of She for She, works to empower girls and women to take control of their menstrual health and education.
Senior Fellow Javier Muñoz has experienced first hand the adversities that come with educational inequality and uses radical education as a tool to spark change in order to build a more just world for our youth.
Senior Fellow Elma Oručevic’s life as a young refugee molded her into becoming a voice for those who are underrepresented and being an agent of change against discrimination, inequality, and exclusion.
Senior Fellow Jamal Grant is passionate about STEM. As a mechanical and aerospace systems engineer, he created his own non-profit that serves underrepresented minorities with mentorship, programing and future access to resources. Now he is adding public policy to his expertise.
Senior Fellow Zaakir Tameez makes student activists' voices heard. From lobbing for the creation and co-chairing the Governor’s Task Force on Millennial Civic Engagement after "The Unite the Right" demonstration to his Action Project he places pluralism and inclusion at the top of his agenda.