Orville Thomas

Orville Thomas is an immigrant son of immigrant parents. Born in Abu Dhabi and raised in Stockton, California since he was three, he has a deep passion for ensuring the […]

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Gabriela Sandoval

Gabriela Sandoval joined TURN in April 2016 in the new position of Research Director for TURN’s Addressing the Health Impacts of Utility Shutoffs project. Before coming to TURN Gabriela was […]

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Tom K. Wong

Tom K. Wong is an associate professor of political science and founding director of the U.S. Immigration Policy Center (USIPC) at the University of California, San Diego. He served as an advisor to the White House Initiative […]

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Rachelle Reyes Wenger

Rachelle Reyes Wenger is the Director of Public Policy and Community Advocacy for Dignity Health. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is one of the largest, private, not-for-profit healthcare systems […]

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Hector Villagra

Hector Villagra is executive director at the ACLU of Southern California, a post he has served since February 2011. Hector launched the Orange County Office of the ACLU of Southern […]

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Reshma Shamasunder

Reshma Shamasunder consults with philanthropy, advocacy and grassroots partners on policy campaigns and issues that benefit low income, immigrant, and vulnerable communities. Reshma served as Executive Director of the California […]

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Marc Philpart

Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles and now living in Oakland, CA, Marc Philpart has been a leader in the racial justice movement for more than a decade. […]

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Leticia Landa

Leticia Landa is Deputy Director of La Cocina. She joined La Cocina in early 2008 as the third staff member. Throughout her career, Leticia has relied on her experience being […]

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Allan Colbern

Allan Colbern is an assistant professor in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Arizona State University. His scholarship explores how the relationship between political institutions and social movements […]

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Xóchitl Castañeda

Xóchitl Castañeda is project director of the California-Mexico Health Initiative, a University of California initiative that coordinates and optimizes health resources for Mexican immigrants and their families in California through […]

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