Mosaic Network

Mosaic Fellows

Dr. Michelle M. Thompson

Dr. Michelle M. Thompson is an Associate Professor at the University of New Orleans in the Department of Planning & Urban Studies (UNO PLUS).  Dr. Thompson teaches courses in applied geographic information systems, community development finance, housing, transportation, urban studies, neighborhood and land use planning. She received a Masters degree in Regional  Planning'84 and Ph.D.'01…

Dr. Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe

Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe is the founder and President of the Women’s Institute for Science, Equity and Race. She was named a Black Scholars You Should Know by TheBestSchools.org and BlackEnterprise.com. She is the co-editor of the Review of Black Political Economy and served as the past President of the National Economic Association. In 2020, she…

Elizabeth Wilke

Elizabeth Wilke is Tech Policy and Future of Work Researcher at LinkedIn. In this role, she leads the public policy team's engagement with the rest of the business on AI fairness policy and initiatives. She also manages the strategy and execution of LinkedIn's global future of work agenda in coordination with the tech policy strategy…

Emily Egan

Emily Egan is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Tulane University, where she designs and develops programs that serve the students and alumni founders. In this role, Emily assisted in the launch of the Greater New Orleans Startup Report – a regional benchmarking initiative that measures…

Francella Ochillo

An attorney and digital rights advocate, Francella has worked on a variety of technology and telecommunications issues with a specific focus on assessing the impact of policy proposals on unserved and underserved communities. Breaking through to various audiences in keynote presentations, agency filings, podcasts, and news outlets like Axios or The Washington Post, Francella helps…

Kirsten Wegner

Kirsten Wegner is the Chief Executive Officer of Modern Markets Initiative (“MMI”), the education and advocacy organization for technological innovation in creating the world’s best markets for investors.  Under Kirsten’s leadership, MMI has played an active role in helping shape public policy and perceptions around market issues. She is a vocal advocate for the efficiency…

Loren Bushkar

Loren Bushkar is the Managing Director of the Global Membership Department at the Institute of International Finance (IIF). She is responsible for the retention of the IIF’s almost 450 members and recruitment of new members throughout the 70 countries where the IIF has members.  Previously, Ms. Bushkar was an Executive Director and Investment Strategist on…

Sahar Fathi

Sahar Fathi is the Policy Director for the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. Previously, she served as a Senior Legislative Analyst on Central Staff at King County, the Division Director for External Relations and the Leadership Development Division Director at the Department of Neighborhoods (DON) at the City of Seattle. Prior to that she served…