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)