Team

 

Diana, our Senior Editor, covers national and foreign policy, security, and law. Diana is a second-generation immigrant who sees America for what it’s meant to be: the land of opportunity. She loves to say that the best way to oppose the Conservatives is to stick to the facts and never argue. That’s why newsmaking was a dream job for her from a very young age. She studied Broadcast Journalism in Howard University and worked for Bright House Networks, The News Tide, Boreas Media, and HonestTV. As a senior editor for Democracy For Us, Diana always encourages us to see the bigger picture. She might be the boss, but she has never left her reporter duties, covering national and foreign policy, security, and law. Email:ramirez@democracyforus.org
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John is our Senior Reporter who happens to hate social injustice. John fiercely believes in justice, but not in blinding ideology. A Philly native, he received a BA in Law and Society from University of Pennsylvania, and immediately began to test the waters in local media. He covered schools, non-profit organizations and politics for Philly Resource, Penn Impact, The Dot, Liberty Wheel, and Clarion County Bulletin. Since John is allergic to social injustice and shallow judgment, he is here to fight them with telling an honest story. He is certain that our Constitutional rights need protection more than ever, and aims to leave no stone unturned while contributing to that cause. Email:richardson@democracyforus.org
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Alan is our Assistant News Editor who believes that our society is anything buy a bleak crowd. Alan is a soul searcher who believes that all the answers can be found through open-minded communication, which makes him an excellent interviewer and a bold reporter. He received his Media Studies major from Marquette University, and after 12 years in the print media, embraced his newfound love for web journalism and joined our team. His work has appeared in The Milwaukee Patriot, The Milwaukee Sentinel, Record News, and The Tampa Bay Tribune. Alan relies on integrity and compassion most of all. He also has a rare talent to remember that our society is not a bleak crowd, but a community of drastically different people. He describes himself as a keen observer who tries to use his sharp eye and razor tongue for good. Email:ryan@democracyforus.org
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Catherine is our Co-Editor. provides insight on educational issues in America, including legal, social and ethical angles. Catherine considers “Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear" to be the answer to every existential question out there. Because, truly, the greatest mistake of them all is to believe that you are educated enough and stop learning. After earning her MSE in Educational Theory and Practice from Arkansas State University, Catherine started working as a reporter. So far, she has devoted 11 years to it, covering K-12 and higher education, editing for Future Knowledge, Academia, Apis Gazette, and The Sacramento Post. Catherine believes that every human has the inherent right to learn and be whoever they aspire to become. She provides insight on educational issues in America, including legal, social and ethical angles. Email:green@democracyforus.org
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Gerald is our Health Editor who belives that access to quality healthcare is a universal right. Gerald’s parents, humble middle school teachers, raised an entire generation of doctors — and one journalist. He says that his brother and two sisters needed someone to scan the outside world for them while they were busy saving lives; and he, indeed, does that perfectly. After receiving an MA in Journalism and an MS in Environmental Science, Gerald added his voice to Climate change communication, but soon focused entirely on topics of the American health system. He provided the latest news on biotech, pharma, and healthcare reforms to outlets such as Rational View, Must Media, and The Chapel Hill Times Gerald believes that we don’t have to overpay for healthcare or to underpay our medical professionals, and that access to quality healthcare is a universal right. beaulieu@democracyforus.org
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Lover of visual storytelling, Sally has recently received a City College’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film/Video and begun her career in Advertising and media. She contributes to politically charged blogs and publishes her stories in the Signal, DC Vision and Democracy Spirit. A multi-platform journalist who resides in her native Washington state, she always chases a relevant narrative and never holds back when fighting for what is right. Sally is a ray of sunshine, but do not cross her. Email:cole@democracyforus.org
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