Our Advisors

Equitable Futures partners with experts across the country who are preparing Black and Latino young people, and young people experiencing poverty, for the futures ahead of them. Our advisors include educators, scholars, researchers, grantmakers, program leaders who are helping young people to navigate from high school to postsecondary education and into the workforce by building intentional connections across key transition points.

Charline Alexandre-Joseph

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

Francisca Angulo-Olaiz

Mile High United Way

Romero Brown

Romero Brown

Romero Brown Consulting

Nathan Cadena

Denver Scholarship Foundation

Austin Estes

Advance CTE

Ayana Gabriel

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Mary Gatta

CUNY – Stella and Charles Guttman Community College

Noel Ginsburg

CareerWise Colorado

Ruben Harris

Career Karma

Veronica Herrero

City Colleges of Chicago

Mike Lee

Destiny Arts Center

Jane Margolis

UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

Brandon Nicholson

The Hidden Genius Project

Andrea M. O’Neal

Management Leadership for Tomorrow

Roz Pierson

Luminas LLC

Melissa Risteff

Couragion Corporation

Carmen Ross

Sacramento Region Community Foundation

Ayele Shakur


Eshauna Smith

Urban Alliance

Nathaniel Smith

Partnership for Southern Equity

Yutaka Tamura

nXu Education

Yalda T. Uhls

The Center for Scholars and Storytellers