Alliyah Lusuegro

Alliyah Lusuegro

Alliyah is the Outreach Coordinator for the National Priorities Project, serving as project manager for growing collaborations with immigrant rights organizations and movements against climate change. Largely molded by her own diaspora, Alliyah is a first-generation...
Taneya Garcia

Taneya Garcia

Taneya Garcia is the 2022-2023 New Mexico Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies with a focus on the Poor Peoples’ Campaign. Being born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and raised on Pueblo of Santa Ana and Pueblo of Acoma reservations, has influenced her passion for...
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...
Bella DeVaan

Bella DeVaan

Bella DeVaan is the Program Associate for Inequality.org and a member of its Charity Reform Initiative. She has worked with the Inequality.org team since she was a Next Leader intern in the summer of 2021. Previously, DeVaan wrote and researched policy for labor and...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Lindsay Koshgarian

Lindsay Koshgarian

Lindsay Koshgarian is the Program Director of the National Priorities Project, where she oversees NationalPriorities.org. Lindsay’s work on the federal budget includes analysis of the federal budget process and politics, military spending, and specifically how federal...
Basav Sen

Basav Sen

Basav Sen joined the Institute for Policy Studies as the Climate Justice Project Director in February 2017. His work focuses on climate solutions at the national, state, and local level that address racial, economic, gender and other forms of inequality. Prior to...
Olivia Alperstein

Olivia Alperstein

Olivia Alperstein is the Deputy Communications Director 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...