Our Advisors

Equitable Futures partners with experts across the country who are working in Black and Latino communities, and communities experiencing poverty, to prepare young people for the futures ahead of them. Helping young people navigate from high school to postsecondary education and the workforce requires bridges between key transition points, and our advisors have expertise in many of the steps along these pathways.

Our advisors include educators, scholars, researchers, grantmakers and program leaders who are working to improve young people’s lives and career choices.

Meet our advisors below!

Charline Alexandre-Joseph
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

Francisca Angulo-
Olaiz, Ph.D.
Mile High United Way

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
BUILD

Eshauna Smith
Urban Alliance

Nathaniel Smith
Partnership for Southern Equity

Yutaka Tamura
nXu Education

Yalda T. Uhls
The Center for Scholars & Storytellers