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Jeremy Ney

Author of American Inequality. Former researcher at MIT, Harvard, and Federal Reserve. Currently building data visualizations to highlight US regional divides

Kanisha Parthasarathy

Building in healthcare @HealthcareFoundry

Kelsey Soderberg

MPA Student at Harvard Kennedy School. Partners In Health alum. Striving for a more equitable America.

Michael Nelson

Michael advises social impact organizations to promote socioeconomic mobility and opportunity. He is currently pursuing a dual-MBA/MPA from Wharton and Harvard.

Esteban Moro

Researcher, scientist, curious. Associate professor @uc3m & visiting professor @medialab & Connection Science (MIT)

Ryan Zepeda

MBA Candidate at Stanford GSB, formerly Bain & Co. and Google X. Texan exploring how entrepreneurial and public sector collaborations increase American competitiveness and reduce inequality

Girish Pendse

MPA student at the Harvard Kennedy School. Passionate about unlocking potential in communities that have been left behind.