Geena Davis

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Two-time Academy Award winner Geena Davis is one of Hollywood’s most respected actors, appearing in several roles that became cultural […]

Madeline Di Nonno

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Madeline Di Nonno (she/her) is the President and CEO of the Geena Davis Institute, the only global research-based organization working […]

Elizabeth Kilpatrick

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Elizabeth Kilpatrick (she/her) serves as the Senior Vice President of Development and Operations at the Geena Davis Institute. With a […]

Meredith Conroy, Ph.D.

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Dr. Meredith Conroy (she/her) is Vice President of Research and Insights with the Geena Davis Institute. Meredith earned her PhD […]

Jazmin Borad

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Jazmin Borad (she/her) is the Senior Director of Events & Influencer Programs for the Geena Davis Institute. She brings more […]

Tegan Bratcher, Ph.D.

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Dr. Tegan Bratcher (she/her), is a Senior Researcher at the Geena Davis Institute and a lecturer at the University of […]

Kesha Buhman

Kesha Buhman serves as the Financial Administrator at the Geena Davis Institute.

Erin Cassese, Ph.D.

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Dr. Erin Cassese (she/her), is a Senior Researcher at the Geena Davis Institute and a Professor of Political Science at the […]

Sofie Christensen

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Sofie Christensen (she/her) is a Researcher at the Geena Davis Institute. Originally from the Bay Area, she graduated from Vanderbilt […]

Cameron Espinoza

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Cameron Espinoza (she/her) is Director of Applied Research at the Geena Davis Institute. Her primary work at the Institute includes […]

Gina Gayle, Ph.D.

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Dr. Gina Gayle (she/her) is a Senior Researcher at the Geena Davis Institute. She is also a photojournalist, educator, and […]

Mary Ellen Holden

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Mary Ellen Holden (she/her) is the Senior Director, Corporate Initiatives at the Geena Davis Institute. With over twenty-five years of […]

Sophia Noor Kiser, Ph.D.

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Sophia Noor Kiser (she/her), Ph.D., is a Senior Researcher at the Geena Davis Institute and a Roy H. Park Doctoral […]

Melanie Lorísdóttir

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Melanie Lorísdóttir (she/her) is a Researcher at the Geena Davis Institute. She is also a former research assistant for the […]

Stephanie MacLean

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Stephanie MacLean (she/her) is the Assistant Director, Development & Operations for the Geena Davis Institute. Founded by Academy Award-winning actor […]

Julia Mazza

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Julia Mazza (she/her) is the Marketing Coordinator at the Geena Davis Institute. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Ramapo […]

Michele Meyer, Ph.D.

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Dr. Michele Meyer (she/her), Senior Director of Research & Methodologies at the Geena Davis Institute, is a mixed-methods social scientist […]

Anna Ogunkunle

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Events Assistant Anna Ogunkunle is the Events Assistant for the Geena Davis Institute. She’s a Midwest transplant with a B.A. […]

Romeo Pérez

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Romeo Pérez (he/they/él/elle) is the Senior Project Manager of Research & Insights at the Geena Davis Institute. In their first […]

Marisa Rodriguez

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Marisa Rodriguez (she/her) is a Researcher at the Geena Davis Institute. Originally from San Francisco, she graduated from California State […]

Alexis Romero Walker, Ph.D.

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Alexis Romero Walker (they/them), Ph.D., is a Senior Researcher at the Geena Davis Institute. They are a qualitative media studies […]

Lena Schofield

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Lena Schofield (she/her) is a Researcher at the Geena Davis Institute and a qualified Social Worker. Lena completed her Postgraduate […]

Emily Spaulding

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Emily (she/her) is the Donor Database Coordinator and has been with the Institute since September 2016. She has a very […]

Jackie Stansbury

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Jackie Stansbury (she/her) is Executive Coordinator for the Geena Davis Institute. Founded by Academy Award-winning actor and advocate Geena Davis, […]

Larissa Terán, Ph.D.

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Dr. Larissa Terán (she/her) is the Director of Media Research at the Institute, where she designs and carries out research […]

Sarah Trinh, Ph.D.

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Dr. Sarah Trinh (she/her) is a Senior Researcher at the Geena Davis Institute. She earned her Ph.D. in developmental psychology […]

Summer van Houten

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Summer van Houten (she/her) is a Researcher at the Geena Davis Institute. Summer received her Master’s in Gender, Society, and […]

Jenna Virgo

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Jenna Virgo (she/her) is a Researcher at the Geena Davis Institute. She has her B.A. in anthropology from New College […]

Jen Louis Barrett

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Head of Entertainment for Meta’s Global Business GroupFounder of @SEEN for Representation in Hollywood As a recognized industry executive and […]

Wendy Calhoun

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Writer, Producer, and Director Peabody-award-winning Wendy Calhoun’s unique career spans one-hour dramas, unscripted series, VR, and gaming. Today, she’s developing […]

Dale Green

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Global Director – Purpose MarketingMars Inc. Dale Green is Global Director – Purpose Marketing at Mars Inc. He leads Purpose […]

Narumi Inatsugu

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Director, Producer, Storyteller, Editor Narumi Inatsugu is a Creative Executive who has worked on some of the biggest shows in […]

Janine Jones-Clark

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“Solving the complex issues of on-screen representation requires fresh, authentic and innovative perspectives from inside and outside the entertainment industry. […]

Loris Kramer Lunsford

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Producer “I am such a huge believer in what the Geena Davis Institute stands for and thankful for all of […]

Paul Martin

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Global Chief Diversity Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment Paul Martin is a data-driven Human Resources senior executive, possessing unique knowledge of […]

Karla Pita Loor

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Chief Strategy Officer, Hyphenate Media Group KARLA PITA LOOR Chief Strategy Officer, Hyphenate Media Group Karla Pita Loor assumes the […]

Alysia Reiner

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Actor, Producer, and Activist “I felt an immediate connection to Geena and the institute because their commitment to making change […]

Gil Robertson

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Journalist, Author & Co-Founder/President,African American Film Critics Association Gil L. Robertson IV is co-founder and President of the African American […]

Nina Tassler

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Nina Tassler is a Producer, Author, and Media & Entertainment Executive, Formerly Chair of CBS Entertainment.  Serving as President since […]

Mounia Aram

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Africa Council Chair,Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Mounia Aram is an entrepreneur with more than 20 years expertise […]

Deborah Calla

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Brazil Council Chair,Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Deborah Calla, a Brazilian native, is an award-winning writer/producer and an […]

Natasha Gargiulo

Canada Council Chair,Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Natasha Gargiulo is an award-winning multi-platform television personality and radio podcast […]

Melanie Hoyes

Europe Council Chair,Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Having completed postgraduate studies and teaching film and TV at undergraduate […]

Rashmi Lamba

India Council Chair,Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media An active associate of the Geena Davis Institute since 2014, Rashmi […]

Federica Volpe

Italy Council Chair,Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Federica Volpe is a renowned Italian journalist. Born and raised in […]

Megan Beyer

Washington, D.C. Council Chair & Board Advisor,Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Megan Beyer is a journalist, activist, and […]

Saara Chaudry

Gen Z Council Chair, Geena Davis Institute & Actor, The Muppets Mayhem, The Breadwinner, Dino Dana Saara Chaudry is an ACTRA and four-time […]

Anjali Bhimani

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Anjali Bhimani’s diverse acting career spans Broadway, film, TV, video games, animation, and digital media. Notable TV credits include Disney+’s […]

Sufe Bradshaw

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Chicago native Sufe Bradshaw, born into a family of nine siblings, learned early on the value of hard work and […]

Sidney Clifton

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Sidney Clifton is the daughter of National Book Award winning poet and children’s book author Lucille Clifton.  An Emmy-nominated producer, […]

Harry Cook

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British/Australian actor Harry Cook has been working consistently the past 17 years in film, television and theatre both nationally in […]

Jason George

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For over a decade now, Jason George has played Dr. Ben Warren on Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19.  And for […]

Aida Rodriguez

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Aida Rodriguez is a comedian, writer, actor and author—a favorite of critics and fans alike. Esquire Magazine declared of her, […]

Dr. Tarika Barrett

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Dr. Tarika Barrett is the CEO of Girls Who Code, an international non-profit organization working to close the gender gap […]

B Cavello

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B is a technology and facilitation expert who is passionate about creating social change by empowering everyone to participate in […]

Ellen Pack

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Ellen joined Common Sense in 2013 and was named president in 2019. Ellen has more than 30 years of experience […]

Craig Newmark

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Craig Newmark is a philanthropist who gets stuff done. Most commonly known for founding the online classified ads service craigslist, […]

Vanessa Berlowitz

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Vanessa co-founded Wildstar Films in 2018 after 25 years of working for the BBC’s Natural History Unit where she ran […]

Faith Musembi

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Faith Musembi is a producer and director based in Bristol, England. She is drawn to telling narratives about the natural […]