Ashley Sheffield

Ashley Sheffield

Ashley Sheffield is the Executive Assistant for both the Executive Director, Tope Folarin, and the Deputy Director, Kathleen Gaspard. She graduated from Louisiana State University with a B.S. in Political Science and minors in International Studies and Women’s, Gender...
Ennedith Lopez

Ennedith Lopez

Ennedith López is the 2021-2022 New Mexico Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. During her time at IPS, she has conducted research for the Mining, Trade, and Latin America project and Climate Policy Project. She has also served as a key coordinator and...
Ellen Kinczewski

Ellen Kinczewski

Ellen Kinczewski is a Development Associate at the Institute for Policy Studies. Prior to joining IPS, she worked at John G. Shedd Aquarium and Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, specializing in membership and individual giving, as well as Cara, a leading workforce...
Rebekah Entralgo

Rebekah Entralgo

Rebekah Entralgo is the managing editor of the IPS Inequality.org website and newsletter. Previously she covered immigration, labor and tax policy as a reporter at ThinkProgress and later led communications and media strategy at Freedom for Immigrants, a national...
Samantha Garcia

Samantha Garcia

Samantha Garcia is a New Mexico Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies with a main focus on the Criminalization of Race and Poverty. Born in Mexico and raised in New Mexico, she is a NM state licensed clinical mental health specialist. In her clinical experience,...
Omar Ocampo

Omar Ocampo

Omar is a researcher for the Program on Inequality and the Common Good. He graduated from the University ofMassachusetts Boston with a B.A. in Political Science and holds a Masters in International Relations from the American University in Cairo. His thesis focused on...
Brittany Alexander

Brittany Alexander

Brittany Alexander is a grant professional whose experience includes raising more than $13 million from foundations and corporations for small, mid-size and large nonprofit organizations. Her career as a grant professional began at Young Invincibles, a national...
Lorah Steichen

Lorah Steichen

Lorah Steichen is the Outreach Coordinator for the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, a project dedicated to fighting for a U.S. Federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security, and shared prosperity. In this role, Lorah helps...
Ashik Siddique

Ashik Siddique

Ashik Siddique is a research analyst for the National Priorities Project, working on analysis of the federal budget and military spending. He is particularly interested in examining how militarized U.S. domestic and foreign policy interacts with efforts to address...
Lauren Kojola

Lauren Kojola

Lauren Kojola is the Operations and Finance Assistant at Institute for Policy Studies. She graduated from University of Maryland, College Park with a B.A. in Sociology. Her honors thesis explored social movement coalitions between labor unions and LGBTQ+ rights...
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...
Khury Petersen-Smith

Khury Petersen-Smith

Khury Petersen-Smith is the Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at IPS. He researches U.S. empire, borders, and migration. Khury graduated from the Clark University Graduate School of Geography in Massachusetts, after completing a dissertation that focused on...
Brian Wakamo

Brian Wakamo

Brian Wakamo is an Inequality Research Analyst at the Institute for Policy Studies. He assists in maintaining and updating the Inequality.org fact section with the latest data on various forms of inequality, along with working with the American Postal Workers Union on...
Robin Carver

Robin Carver

Robin was born to a military family, and has spent her life moving around the East Coast. She graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College in 2013 with a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy. Robin has previously worked as a Canvass Director with the Fund for Equality, where...