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Antara Murshed

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Antara Murshed is a researcher on the National team and currently is based in California. She has previously worked with JMA as a graduate student conducting sectoral analysis on the lithium-ion battery manufacturing industry. This experience jumpstarted her interest on

Martin Barrera

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Martin Barrera supports and leads the negotiation and implementation of key workforce programs at Jobs to Move America to ensure racial, gender and economic equity. Prior to JMA, Martin taught physics and ethnic studies (amongst other courses) for nearly a

Malou Robas

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Malou has over 10 years of experience in learning and development, program management, and recruiting in the education, tech, and nonprofit industries. She is passionate about cultivating a community of care that honors our interconnectedness and collective well-being. Prior to

Trisha Hanudel Lopez

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Trisha brings over 14 years of experience in nonprofit development to JMA, raising funds through strong foundation relations, individual gifts, corporate giving, and government sources for a range of organizations including Lexington School and Center for the Deaf in New

Elizabeth Printup

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Elizabeth Printup (she/her) is JMA’s Operations Specialist, working to ensure smooth daily operations by creating and refining systems and processes that will support productivity, efficiency, and sustainable growth across the organization. Core tenants of social justice, service, and community have

Emily Gartenberg

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Prior to joining JMA, Emily focused on strengthening food security in New York and across the country. While at the No Kid Hungry Campaign, Emily worked closely with community organizations and elected officials to enact policy solutions that reduce hunger

Valerie Lizárraga

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Valerie has more than a decade of experience working collaboratively with communities to advance justice and equity issues with the goal of creating healthier and more sustainable communities. She has worked with communities in San Diego, Mexico, Hawai’i, and Los

Andre Steele

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Andre is an organizer/activist with labor unions and the community. Before joining JMA, he built a career in organizing people of color, low-wage workers, and immigrants over the past 20 years.  He organized with Unite Here Locals 11/23 in Los

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Desi Hall

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Desi is an Alabama based nonprofit professional, theologian, academic, and lover of all things southern. In her free time she runs an online meditation practice called Meditations with Desi. She writes and speaks about race, religion, gender and how they

Cecilia V. Estolano

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Cecilia V. Estolano is a leading expert on contemporary urban planning issues with experience in economic and workforce development, land use, environmental equity, and urban revitalization for cities and communities across the country. She has worked directly with public, private,