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    Daniel Eric Sandoval
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    Technical Co-Founder of SAM. Human Experience Designer. Working to end the access to justice gap.

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    Amanda Almeda
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    Berkeley Law student

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    Anne Erickson
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    Anne Erickson is the President and CEO of Empire Justice Center.  She has been with Empire Justice since 1989, starting out as a policy analyst and legislative coordinator. Anne has overseen the transformation of the organization, guiding its merger with the Public Interest Law Office of Rochester, expanding its White Plains office and opening a new office on Long Island. She has put together a solid management team and has strategically combined the two organizations, aligning staff into five major practice groups: Consumer, Housing, C.A.S.H. and Community Development; Civil Rights, Education and Employment; Disability Benefits; Immigrants and Immigrant Rights; and Public Benefits, Health and Family.

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    Anne Price
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    Anne Price is President of Insight Center, a national research and economic justice organization working to ensure that all people become and remain economically secure. Anne has spent over 20 years working in the public sector on issues including child welfare, hunger, welfare reform, workforce development, community development, and higher education. Since 2011, Anne has led the Closing the Racial Wealth Gap initiative at the Insight Center, elevating the voices and opinions of experts of color in national economic debates and policy making. Her tireless work has brought the issue of the racial wealth gap into mainstream consciousness and vernacular with an explosion of media coverage of the data and research quantifying racial differences in wealth accumulation.

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    Antonio Ginatta
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    Policy Director at Columbia Legal Services, a Washington state legal impact advocacy organization that works to dismantle the structures that perpetuate poverty and injustice.  

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    Becky Gould
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    Becky Gould is the Executive Director of Nebraska Appleseed, a nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. We take a systemic approach to complex issues – such as child welfare, immigration policy, affordable healthcare and poverty – and we take our work wherever we believe we can do the most good, whether that’s at the courthouse, in the statehouse or in the community.

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    Briana Stone
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    I am a former civil rights litigator now working on public policy in Texas, mostly related to access to justice and language access in courts. That said, I am interested in all the important work that all of you are doing and look forward to connecting with other scholars and advocates here.

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    Christopher M. Jones
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    Director of Florida Legal Services, an impact advocacy organization that drives high impact work with community lawyering and a race equity lens. My work includes advocacy and support for communities including the institutionalized, immigrants & migrants. Our litigation and our policy advocacy often reminds us of the need to better communicate with experts and emerging thought in many academic areas. Too often we lack credentialed, peer-reviewed confirmation of what our clients and their communities live and know. SAM offers an exciting model for establishing those connections. I am fortunate to work in an organization with no restrictions and, I suppose, unfortunate to live in a time and place where all these topic areas translate in human terms into exploitation, misery, isolation, and a fiercely powerful desire for radical change.

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    Claudia Johnson
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    With a background on quantitative public policy and analysis and health care management--Claudia brings to online form projects and technology an empirical management perspective. With scarce resources in the realm of civil legal aid, she believes it is important to allocate resources based on real metrics, and verified best practices. She has supported multiple evaluations of document assembly projects in the area of online forms and technology, and also legal services delivery, including helpline project evaluations. Claudia is the Program Manager at LawHelp Interactive, and as such works to support over 500 organizations creating and promoting online forms to close the Justice Gap. In this capacity she works to identify and share best practices, and promotes sharing and collaboration between courts and legal aid, as well as by designing technology platforms and trainings that promote collaboration. This includes sharing about evaluation strategies and techniques of remote/online tools and services.

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    David Martin
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    King County Senior Deputy Prosecutor of Domestic Violence Unit Engaged in partnerships between civil, criminal, and community to advance policy and community building and education efforts to end domestic violence.

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    Diana Singleton
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    I'm the Access to Justice Manager based on the WA State Bar Association. I support the work of the Access to Justice Board, which focuses on civil legal aid policy and convening of the Alliance for Equal Justice, and Council on Public Defense, which focuses on improving indigent criminal defense. I'm interested in anything that falls in the venn diagram of justice, equity, and innovation.

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    Dr. Eric Trupin
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    Dr. Eric Trupin is Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences of the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Trupin is currently the Director of the Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy. This Division maintains a wide range of clinical, research and training programs primarily focused on implementing evidence based behavioral health practices to improve outcomes for children and adults. In 2007 the Washington State Legislature established an Evidence Based Institute within his Division. He directs the Evidence Based Practice Institute which includes clinical and systems research programs supported by the State of Washington, local governments and counties, private and non-profit agencies, foundations and international sponsors.

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    Gavin Kearney
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    Gavin Kearney is the Senior Director of Multistate Advocacy at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty.  In this capacity, Gavin leads a national Legal Impact Network of legal and policy advocacy programs which are focused on advancing racial justice and improving the quality of life and opportunity for people in poverty.

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    Georgia Katsoulomitis
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    Georgia Katsoulomitis is the Executive Director of Massachusetts Law Reform Institute.  Georgia is an attorney with significant nonprofit management, business development, strategic communications and public policy experience.  Her policy interests include structural and intergenerational poverty, community based and cross sector antipoverty initiatives, and child poverty. After completing post-law school judicial clerkships at the D.C. Superior Court and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Georgia served in the Clinton Administration as a Special Assistant to U.S. Labor Secretaries Robert B. Reich and Alexis Herman.  She was a Vice President at Robinson Lerer and Montgomery, a New York-based international communications firm, where she specialized in strategic philanthropy, government affairs and litigation communications.  Upon returning to her native state of Massachusetts, she served as the Managing Director of the Boston Bar Foundation and as the Interim Executive Director of the Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston. Georgia is a graduate of Tufts University and the Catholic University School of Law.  A LeadBoston 2004 Fellow, she is active in many community organizations. Georgia serves on the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission and on the Massachusetts Federal Judicial Nominations Advisory Committee.

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    Julia F. Weber
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    As a dual-degree professional (JD/MSW), mediator, trainer, speaker, policy nerd, storyteller, visual communicator, and innovator, I've spent my career leading and collaborating with others to develop creative approaches to solving complex issues facing families, children, and communities.  During grad school, I founded SHIRA: Sexual Harassment, Information, and Advocacy, one of the first integrated harassment programs supporting workers in St. Louis.  Since then, I've spent over 20 years working in courts and on behalf of the judicial branch in California on policies addressing family law, domestic violence, court coordination, self-represented litigants, race and gender bias issues,  access to justice, mediation, and child custody/parenting time disputes.  I have extensive experience teaching and working intersectionally on issues related to intimate partner, family, and gender-based/sexual violence and have worked with private and public entities on developing policies and procedures in those areas.  I serve as adjunct faculty teaching domestic violence law at Golden Gate School of Law in the fall semester and used to teach at Washington University on race, gender, and law.  Currently, I'm working with a social impact start-up, coParenter, as the lead on Innovation & Insights to provide communication tools and online dispute resolution for separated parents and encouraging those of us working in the law to communicate more effectively visually with icons, drawing, and accessible design.   I love presenting, training, and working with folks to come up with solutions to problems that work best for the family, organization, or community.

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    Kathryn Lee
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    Kathryn Lee is a Professor of Political Science at Whitworth University and specializes in the following areas: women in American politics; the American presidency; immigration policy; parties, politics and interest groups

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    Lisa Parks
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    Lisa Parks is Professor of Comparative Media Studies and Director of the Global Media Technologies and Cultures Lat at MIT. Her research is focused in several areas: satellite technologies and global media cultures; critical studies of media infrastructures; and media, militarization and surveillance. Parks is the author of Rethinking Media Coverage: Vertical Mediation and the War on Terror (Routledge, 2018) and Cultures in Orbit: Satellites and the Televisual (Duke UP, 2005), and is co-editor of Life in the Age of Drone Warfare (Duke UP, 2017), Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media Infrastructures (U of Illinois, 2016), Down to Earth: Satellite Technologies, Industries, and Cultures (Rutgers, 2012), and Planet TV: A Global Television Reader (NYU 2003). Parks has held visiting appointments at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin, McGill University, University of Southern California, the Annenberg School of Commmunication at the University of Pennsylvania, and IKKM in Weimar, Germany. Parks has been a PI on major grans from the National Science Foundation and the US State Department. She is committed to exploring how greater understanding of media systems can inform and assist citizens, scholars and policymakers in the US and abroad to advance campaigns for technological literacy, creative express, social justice, and human rights. Before joining the MIT faculty, Parks was Professor and former Department Chair of Film and Media Studies at UC Santa Barbara, where she also served as Director of the Center for Information Technology and Society.

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    Matthew Ingram
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    I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, University at Albany, SUNY.

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    Merf Ehman
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    Merf Ehman is the Executive Director of Columbia Legal Services. Prior to serving in this leadership role, Merf provided the full spectrum of legal services from direct representation of individual clients to class actions, agency rule making, and statewide policy work. Additionally, she has coauthored policy reports and scholarly journal articles with researchers on the topics of housing discrimination and prisoner reentry.

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    Relational Poverty Network
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    The Relational Poverty Network (RPN) convenes an international community of scholars, teachers, policy makers and activists working within and beyond academia, to develop conceptual frameworks, research methodologies, and pedagogies. Relational poverty i) shifts from thinking about ‘the poor and poor others’ to relationships of power and privilege, ii) works across boundaries to foster a transnational, comparative and interdisciplinary approach to poverty research, iii) involves multidirectional theory building that incorporates marginalized voices to build innovative concepts for poverty research.

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