Our Associates

Our associates are our thought and accountability partners. With their expertise and commitment to building power of communities through sustainable innovation, our associates provide us with the critical support to honor our commitments.

Vincenzo Pasquantonio
Policy and Strategy Associate
Vincenzo's work includes Public Policy, Applied Human Rights, Strategic Planning, Language Access, and Disability Rights.
Sierra Mannie
Media and Narrative Shift Associate
Sierra Mannie is a writer and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. A native of Mississippi and former education reporter, she has written extensively on race, gender, class, and education in the state of Mississippi. Her current research focuses on Latin philology and classical reception within the Black American community.
Alana Jackson
Communications and Media Management Associate
Alana is a multi-disciplinary communication and marketing practitioner with over 10 years of public relations, marketing, and media management experience.
Analise Sesay
Co-op Developer & Ecosystem Steward
Analise is a cooperative business developer, ecosystem steward, and educator focused on food systems, land access, sovereignty, and collective healing. She works transregionally from the Mississippi Delta to the Northeast, United States to the United Kingdom.