Staff and Fellows

The Roosevelt Institute’s staff and fellows are committed to building a better future—for all. Meet our staff and fellows below.


Dominique Bravo, Executive Counsel

Ariel Evans, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

Jeff Krehely, Chief Operating Officer

Camellia Phillips, Senior Vice President of Operations

Steph Sterling, Vice President and Senior Advisor

Felicia Wong, President & CEO


Katy Milani, Director of Advocacy and Policy

Emma Oppenheim, Director of Advocacy and Policy

Michelle Sternthal, Managing Director of Advocacy and Policy


Matt Hughes, Senior Manager, Editorial Strategy

Alice Janigro, Communications Associate

Tayra Lucero, Graphic Designer

Victoria Streker, Digital and Design Manager

Ariela Weinberger,  Deputy Director, Media Strategies


Marie Avetria, Deputy Director, Grant Writing

Juliette Kang Stableski, Vice President of Development

Camilla Lopez, Development Associate

Katy Nelson, Development Manager

Tiara Peele, Salesforce and Systems Administrator



Katarina Duplessy, Chief Financial Officer

Liam Finnerty, Senior Finance Associate

Noah Genson, Accounting and Finance Associate

Shannon Smith, Director of Finance

Willie Vega, Controller

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library

Abby Gondek, Scholar in Residence

Lauren Karagianis, Senior Associate and Head of Membership

Trish Prunty, Chief Development Officer

Human Resources

Sonia Ares, Director of Human Resources


Katie Kirchner, National Director, Roosevelt Network

Eamon Ross, Program Associate

Elijah Wilson, Policy Associate


Debarati Ghosh, Director of Operations

Sophia Spriggs, Operations Associate

Think Tank

Alí R. Bustamante, Research Associate, Southern Economic Advancement Project

Genny Castillo, Regional Engagement Director, Southern Economic Advancement Project

Ivan Cazarin, Research Associate

Emily DiVito, Program Manager, Corporate Power

Sarah Beth Gehl, Research Director, Southern Economic Advancement Project

Rhiana Gunn-Wright, Director, Climate Policy

Suzanne Kahn, Director, Education, Jobs, and Worker Power and the Great Democracy Initiative

Kristina Karlsson, Senior Research Associate

Mike Konczal, Director, Progressive Thought

Elisabeth Lindemuth, Executive Assistant to Bo Cutter

Julie Margetta Morgan, Vice President of Research

Bharat Ramamurti, Managing Director, Corporate Power

Anna N. Smith, Research Associate

Todd Tucker, Director, Governance Studies


Mehrsa Baradaran, Fellow

Deepak Bhargava, Fellow

Ellen Chesler, Senior Fellow

Bo Cutter, Senior Fellow

William “Sandy” Darity, Senior Fellow

Darrick Hamilton, Fellow

Jenn Harris, Fellow

Bracken Hendricks, Fellow

Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Fellow

Jee Kim, Fellow

Michael Linden, Fellow

J.W. Mason, Fellow

Suresh Naidu, Fellow

Lenore Palladino, Fellow

Mark Paul, Fellow

Anne Price, Fellow

Kitty Richards, Fellow

Jacob Robbins, Fellow

Brishen Rogers, Fellow

Jonathan Soros, Senior Fellow

Joseph Stiglitz, Chief Economist and Senior Fellow

Kyle Strickland, Fellow

David B. Woolner, Senior Fellow

Naomi Zewde, Fellow