November 28, 2014

Advisory Board

Giulia McPherson|CARE

Giulia is the Deputy Director for Citizen Advocacy at CARE USA, a leading international humanitarian and development organization. She previously worked in Italy and Peru for the Italian NGO CESVI and the Nonprofit Sector & Philanthropy Program at The Aspen Institute in Washington D.C. She has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Villanova University and a Masters in International Development Studies from The George Washington University. Click here for full bio

Andrew Portocarrero|World Security Institute

Drew is the executive vice president of the World Security Institute, a non-profit think-tank and media organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. He has had a life-long concern about nuclear weapons dangers. His organization leads the international ‘Global Zero’ movement that includes 300 political, military, business and faith leaders—and hundreds of thousands of citizens—working for the phase, verified elimination of all nuclear weapons worldwide. Click here for full bio

Saulo Araujo|Grassroots International

Saulo is the Program Coordinator for Latin America for Grassroots International. He has dedicated himself to the interrelated issues of environment, food and agro-energy, with special focus on the impacts of global trade and industrial agriculture on the food sovereignty and resources rights of urban and rural communities. As an agronomist by training, he has worked with different organizations dedicated to agroecological development, a framework that addresses local and global demands for sustainable management of resources through community supported practices and the value of local knowledge. Click here for full bio

Noel Ortega|Institute for Policy Studies

Noel is the coordinator of the New Economy Working Group (NEWGroup), which is a partnership between YES! Magazine, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) and the People-Centered Development Forum (PCDForum). Click here for full bio

Jill Feldstein|Women’s Community Revitalization Project

Jill coordinates campaigns designed to win resources for low-income families and supports others in developing skills to help lead those efforts. Previously, she worked as a legislative aide in the Senate, registered and mobilized tens of thousands of voters in key elections, and trained local leaders on the principles of community organizing in Lima and Trujillo, Peru. Click here for full bio

Neil Watkins|ActionAid

At ActionAid, Watkins leads the policy and campaigns team which engages in policy analysis, advocacy, and campaigning on issues including global hunger, climate change, Haiti reconstruction, and development finance. Prior to joining ActionAid, Watkins was Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network, an alliance of more than 75 faith-based organizations, development agencies, and human rights groups advocating for debt relief and just global economic policies. Click here for full bio

Jennifer Redner|Consultant

Jennifer currently serves as Federal AIDS Policy Partnership liaison of the Global AIDS Roundtable, co-chair of the Youth Health and Rights Coalition, and is an active member of several domestic and internationally focused advocacy coalitions in Washington D.C. Her work centers on sexual and reproductive health, including HIV/AIDS, violence, child marriage, comprehensive sexuality education and other health and rights issues affecting women and young people. Click here for full bio

Abigail Collazo|Turner Strategies

Abigail is a Project Manager at Turner Strategies, where she handles online communications and serves as the Editor for Feminism 2.0. She has extensive experience in grassroots organizing, social justice advocacy, and media relations. Click here for full bio

Lorelei Kelly|New Strategic Security Initiative

Lorelei is a peace and security expert based in Washington, D.C. She directs the New Strategic Security Initiative, which she founded to create a hub for ideas and projects that recognize how security is about people in the modern world. She is currently exploring how citizens will use technology to create a new generation of influential governance infrastructure in states and districts. Her work on reframing security helps citizens support Representatives and Senators who champion global public interests and innovative problem solving. Click here for full bio

Jo Marie Griesgraber|New Rules for Global Finance