SaL is a BMI registered music producer affiliated with Jingle Punks and iStandards. He is also an In-House Producer for B.E.T and M.T.V. SaL’s music has been placed on M.T.V. (Canada) shows “MTV Creeps,” and “Sex, News, and Rock’n’Roll.” Other credits include the “Roy Ayers Project,” Kevin Hart’s “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” and the B.E.T. documentary “Through the Fire: The Legacy of Barack Obama.” He is also co-host and music director for the weekly internet-radio show, “Hip Hop Point of View (HHPOV),” which airs on F.L.O. Empire Radio (New York, New York). Most, recently he produced the solo debut album, “0.9 NyteLyfe FM,” from Geechi Suede of the legendary group CampLo.
Jarime is a doctoral candidate in the Center for Urban Education’s PhD program at the University of Pittsburgh. His research is focused on the socioeconomic and cultural factors impacting educational attainment for Pacific Islanders in the U.S. Jarime is also a professional dancer and was associated with various hip-hop dance crews such as Marvelous Motions (i.e. I Am Me), Illovation, Wyld Styl, and So Real Cru to name a few. His hip-hop dance style is centered on breakdancing, popping, and Krumping.
Victor Latimer is a musician and singer. Early in his career, he released an album as part of the multi-platinum group, C&C Music Factory. After touring with C&C, he signed with R&B singer Kelly Price touring with her while she promoted her first album, "Soul of a Woman." Victor Latimer has toured with Angie Stone, Brian McKnight, and Linkin Park. He has also performed with a range of artists from Sean Combs to Fort Minor. Currently, Victor, is recording a Spanish duet with international recording artist Julie McKnight.
Cameron has fifteen years of experience developing and filming documentary content for television. Before relocating to D.C., Cameron was a Professor in Mass Communications at Brunswick Community College (BCC) in Brunswick County, North Carolina. Prior to joining BCC, Cameron was an Emmy award winning Associate Producer for ESPN’s Outside the Lines, “a television program examining critical issues in mostly American sports on and off the field of play.”
Cassandra R. Davis
Cassandra is a Research Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She continues to collaborate with schools on investigating the best ways to recover from a natural disaster. Her current areas of interest include education policy, the impact of natural disaster on schools and communities, program evaluation, qualitative research methods, and the social and historical context in education.
Dmitri is an independent creative consultant based in Los Angeles, CA. Currently, Dmitri is co- producing The 7th Floor, a new film production from O-Tay Productions alongside Sunset Gower Studios (Hollywood, CA). Also, in association with O-Tay Productions Dmitri Gilbert and Taye Diggs are currently developing the Broadway musical, “Who Really Needs The Dance?”
Cofounder & COHOST
Jason is a Boricua nonfiction writer, interdisciplinary theater artist, and educator from the Bronx, NY. Currently, he is a visiting assistant professor of education in the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh. His work examines the sociocultural histories and educational experiences of marginalized communities of color with a focus on Latinx students and traditionally underserved and underrepresented populations in postsecondary education. His writing captures the people and shifting landscapes of the South Bronx, the complexities of Puerto Rican identity, fatherhood, and the concept of home.
Cofounder & Cohost
Juan is an associate professor at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. He is a native of working-class communities in south Los Angeles, California and the son of Mexican immigrants from the state of Sinaloa.Carrillo's interdisciplinary research draws from critical frameworks and qualitative methodologies such as narrative inquiry, autoethnography, and testimonios. His work looks at the role of agency in historically marginalized communities, with a particular focus on Latinx students.
Health Equity Editor
Dara is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health. Her work focuses on the complex intersections between racism, multiple forms of oppression, stress and place in understanding racial/ethnic inequities in pregnancy, birth and women’s health.