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Leah Simon-Weisberg

Leah Simon-Weisberg is an expert and statewide leader on rent control, landlord-tenant law, and anti-displacement policy. She is presently the Legal Director for Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE.) She represented Moms 4 Housing in court, fighting for their right to live in an empty corporate-owned home on the… Read More

Michael Akinwumi

Michael Akinwumi leads the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA)’s Tech Equity Initiative. The Tech Equity Initiative (TEI) is a multi-faceted effort launched by NFHA to increase the fairness of and reshape the design of algorithmic systems in the housing and financial services industries. Conducting research to advance the AI fairness… Read More

Aiha Nguyen

Aiha Nguyen leads the Labor Futures Initiative at Data & Society, which seeks to better understand emergent disruptions in the labor force as a result of data-centric technological development, and create new frames for understanding these disruptions through evidence-based research and collaboration with stakeholders. Prior to joining Data & Society,… Read More

Harlan Yu

Harlan Yu is the Executive Director of Upturn. Based in Washington D.C., Upturn advances equity and justice in the design, governance, and use of technology. Through research and advocacy, Upturn drives policy changes to address the disproportionate impact of new technologies across a range of longstanding civil rights areas, including… Read More

Ken Wang

Ken Wang is an organizer by training and lawyer by trade who holds the dual role of Policy Associate with the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) and Compliance Counsel with the Center for Empowered Politics (CEP). As the Policy Associate with CELA, he works in Sacramento to advance policies to… Read More

Desiree Nguyen Orth

Desiree Nguyen Orth is the Director of the Consumer Justice Clinic (CJC) at East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC). EBCLC provides free direct legal services to underserved and underrepresented communities. Prior to joining, Desiree ran the Consumer Advocacy Project at the Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of… Read More

Jenny Schuetz

Jenny Schuetz is a Senior Fellow at Brookings Metro, and is an expert in urban economics and housing policy. She is the author of Fixer Upper: How to Repair America’s Broken Housing Systems. Before joining Brookings, Jenny worked at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and taught… Read More

Laura Padin

Laura Padin is Director of Work Structures at the National Employment Law Project, where she leads efforts to improve labor standards for outsourced workers, including workers misclassified as independent contractors or hired through temporary staffing agencies, and to hold companies that outsource work accountable to their workers. Prior to joining… Read More

John Green

John Green is the Managing Principal of Blackstar Real Estate Partners. He has over 20 years of real estate and finance experience, and has managed approximately $5 billion in commercial, multifamily, single-family, and mixed-use properties throughout the nation. Prior to founding Blackstar, he served as Managing Director for MacFarlane Partners. Read More

Annette Bernhardt

Annette Bernhardt is the Director of the Technology and Work program at the UC Berkeley Labor Center. Previously she was Policy Co-Director of the National Employment Law Project, as well as visiting professor at the UC Berkeley Sociology Department and a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. A leading scholar of… Read More