Our Team

Our team is highly respected for their research, data analysis, policy advocacy, coalition building, and campaigns expertise. Please continue reading to learn more about each of our team members.

Our Experts

With decades of experience in their specific areas, our experts work closely with policymakers and influential leaders to evaluate, craft, promote, and implement scalable change for kids.

Diane Bernstein Fellowship in Child and Youth Advocacy Recipients

The Diane Bernstein Fellowship in Child and Youth Advocacy provides a hands-on experiential learning opportunity for rising college sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are interested in the intersection of racial justice and public policy with a focus on children and youth.

  • Cierra Barnette

    Spelman College
    Summer 2024
  • Chloe Weitzman

    American University
    Summer 2024
  • Mariah Lee

    Howard University
    Summer 2024
  • Victoria Kim

    University of Virginia
    Summer 2024
  • Saiida Webb

    Howard University
    Fall 2023
  • Alexa Marotta

    American University
    Spring 2023
  • Torrey Thomas

    University of the District of Columbia
    Spring 2023
  • Elianna Rivera

    American University
    Fall 2022
  • Ta’Niyah Bogier

    Howard University
    Fall 2022
  • Darshi Ambani

    American University
    Summer 2022
  • Mary Katherine West

    University of Virginia
    Summer 2022

Children's National Medical Center Intern

The LAUnCH track is the Leadership in Advocacy, Under-resourced Communities and Health Equity Track at Children's National Medical Center.

  • Leah Newcomer, MD

    Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
    Spring 2024
  • Lucy Suarez, MD

    Harvard Medical School
    Spring 2023

Youth Justice Karabelle Pizzigati Fellow

The Karabelle Pizzigati Initiative in Advocacy for Children Youth and Families builds a pipeline of informed, effective advocates to ensure all children are healthy, safe, learning, and joyful.

  • Brittanie Reed

    University of Maryland College Park
    Spring 2023