cecilia menjivar

Cecilia Menjívar

Javier Juarez

Javier A. Juarez

Javier is a DACAmented advancement professional from Providence, RI, and a native of Peru. Javier currently serves as Senior Director of Advancement at the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition, the largest immigrant rights coalition in New England. Javier oversees all fundraising and external partnerships on behalf of the organization.
Throughout his professional career, Javier has been a frontline organizer, advocate, and fundraiser for the betterment of immigrant rights. Recently serving as the Executive Director for the Providence Student Union (PSU), Javier systemized new development infrastructure for the organization to maximize donorship, advocacy, and engagement to build youth power in Providence, RI. Before joining PSU, Javier served as the Donor Engagement Officer at the largest community college in New England – The Community College of RI (CCRI).

Javier is a Dream Lead Fellow, a TEDx speaker, and holds an AM in American Studies from Brown University. Javier was given the opportunity to share his story as the Graduate Student Orator during Brown University’s commencement in 2018. Watch his powerful commencement speech on YouTube.

mary c waters

Mary Waters

Hiro Yoshikawa

Hirokazu Yoshikawa

Hirokazu Yoshikawa is the Courtney Sale Ross Professor of Globalization and Education at NYU Steinhardt and a University Professor at NYU, and Co-Director (with J. Lawrence Aber) of the Global TIES for Children Center at NYU. He previously served on the faculty and as the Academic Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is a community and developmental psychologist who studies the effects of public policies and programs related to immigration, early childhood, and poverty reduction on children’s development. In the United States he has studied child development among mixed-status immigrant families from Latin America and Asia. He currently directs multi-method research evaluating early childhood programming for refugee, migrant and displaced households among Syrian refugees in the Middle East, the Rohingya in Bangladesh, and Venezuelan refugees in Colombia. He is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Education, the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Linda Juang

Linda Juang

Linda Juang is a Professor in the Department of Inclusive Education at the University of Potsdam, Germany. Her work focuses on how experiences of immigration relate to minoritized adolescents’ development and adjustment in school, family, and community contexts. Her research projects have been funded by the German Research Foundation, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the U.S. National Institute of Health. Her publications cover topics of ethnic-racial identity, discrimination, acculturation, family and school ethnic-racial socialization and well-being of adolescents and young adults. She is co-author with D. Matsumoto of Culture and Psychology (2022, Cengage Publishing). She is currently an associate editor for the journals Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology and Infant and Child Development. She organizes a biennial international scientific conference on Cultural Diversity, Migration, and Education held in Potsdam, Germany.