Sarah Gertler

Sarah Gertler

As the Newman Fellow, Sarah works on graphic design, social media, and communications for the Institute for Policy Studies. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in graphic design in 2018 and spent much of her undergraduate years involved...
Robert P. Alvarez

Robert P. Alvarez

Robert P. Alvarez is a Media Associate at the Institute for Policy Studies. In addition to press and media relations work, Robert writes for IPS and its in-house publications, including the weekly IPS newsletter and a monthly column for OtherWords.org. As an...
Justin Jacoby Smith

Justin Jacoby Smith

Justin was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. After early days as a student organizer, performance poet, Wells Fargo employee, and service worker, he moved to Washington, DC. There he was swept into the burgeoning Occupy DC protests fighting the...
Olivia Alperstein

Olivia Alperstein

Olivia Alperstein is the Media Manager at the Institute for Policy Studies. She works to advance bold policies and ideas and challenge unjust policies through strategic communications on issues impacting human health and survival. She believes that strategic messaging...
Peter Certo

Peter Certo

Peter Certo is the editorial manager of the Institute for Policy Studies. He edits its Foreign Policy In Focus and OtherWords services, contributes regularly to both outlets, and works with IPS experts to develop writing for mainstream and progressive publications....
Netfa Freeman

Netfa Freeman

Netfa started at IPS as Director of the Institute’s Social Action & Leadership School for Activists (SALSA) from 2000 to 2010 and is now the Events Coordinator for the other IPS projects. Netfa is also an organizer in Pan-African Community Action (PACA), on...