Executive Committee

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Julia Ismael

Chair

Erika Chen

Appeals Chair

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Natasha Bennett

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Research & Project Consultant

Seattle Jobs Initiative

Natasha Bennett is a trilingual social science researcher and analyst specializing in human rights. Her research on the racial and ethnic dimensions of social inequity in democratic societies has focused on how laws, policies, and social relations can undermine human rights protections for marginalized groups.

Erika Chen

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Founder

Erika Lian Chen Consulting

Erika Chen is a social justice advocate whose work in human rights started in high school, while leading SUCA (Students United for Cultural Awareness) and SEED (Seeking Equity, Education, and Diversity).

Tyrone Grandison

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Technologist

Tyrone has a fervent advocate.

Rachel Kramer

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Research Associate

Big Water Consulting

Rachel Kramer started their career in social science research, and then spent five years working at The Vera Project immersing themself in Seattle’s vibrant music industry.

Amanda Richer

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Displacement Consultant

BEING

Amanda operates BEING, an organization that uses outreach, communication, and networking to foster relationships with the unhoused, beings, and environment.

Jackie Turner

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Community & Culture

Champion for the underserved

Jessica Bhuiyan

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Executive Director

World Without Hate

With over sixteen years of experience in the non-profit sector, Jessica Bhuiyan is an incredibly passionate leader within the social justice and human rights advocacy movements.

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Roopali Dhingra

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Mitigation Specialist

King County-Department of Public Defense, ACA Division

Early in life, I witnessed and understood the impact of poverty on one’s life and society. That realization ignited my passion for advocating for people who find themselves at the cross section of the criminal legal system and poverty.

Julia Ismael

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Head Architect of Aspirations

The Equity Consortium

Julia is a Transformative Justice practitioner and has kept peacemaking circles since 2012 that focus on race, gender and healing.

Robel Mulugeta

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Program Manager

Zillow Group

Robel previously worked for the Emerson Collective doing community economic development work; assisted in inequality research; and interned for social impact startups and nonprofits around issues of affordable housing, urban sustainability, and inclusive voting.

Jackie Schultz

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As a mixed-race youth emigrating to a community that did not provide many social services for families like hers, she knew she wanted to focus her education and eventual career to give back in support of immigrants, youth, and families in need.

Guneeta Chadha

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Guneeta Chadha is a first-generation, intersectional woman, and a child of a formerly incarcerated parent who is a passionate and curious leader with a mission to engage in solutions and policies for families and youth impacted by incarceration.

Brian Egger

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Senior Advisor

US Government Accountability Office

Originally from Beaverton, OR, Brian Egger received his bachelor of arts in politics from Willamette University, Salem, OR in May 2007 and masters of public administration from American University, Washington, DC in July 2009.

Kayleigh Klevia

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Allan Nyaribo

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Program Manager

Cascade Community Healthcare

Allan has been involved in the Community Mental Health Sector and has functioned in various capacities as a case manager, therapist, and program manager.

Alexander Tang

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Faculty

Seattle Central College and Highline College

Alex is passionate about human rights and democracy in Hong Kong, and has experience organizing marches and protests to creating more awareness about the issues surrounding the Hong Kong protests in 2019.