Meet the Judges

Our judges, drawn from diverse fields, are an extraordinary group of leaders, academics, authors, and activists.

The Roddenberry Fellowship judges are renowned thought leaders, bridge builders, and change agents. They have driven change in meaningful ways and have played key roles in contributing to the national dialogue around our key issue areas. We are honored to have such an esteemed panel of judges to help with the selection of the 2018 Fellows. Learn more about them below!

Liz Butler
Senior Fellow
Movement Strategy Center
Rea Carey
Executive Director
National LGBTQ Task Force
Michael Eric Dyson
Georgetown University
Melissa Harris-Perry
Maya Angelou Presidential Chair
Wake Forest University
Susan Herman
Arsalan Iftikhar
Peniel Joseph
Professor & Director, Center for the Study of Race and Democracy
UT Austin
Freada Kapor Klein
Founding Partner
Kapor Capital
Jackie Mahendra
Senior Fellow
Michael Mann
Professor & Director, The Earth System Science Center
Penn State
Bill McKibben
Wes Moore
The Robin Hood Foundation
Soledad O’Brien
Starfish Media Group
Jamila Raqib
Executive Director
Albert Einstein Institution
Tricia Rose
Director, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America
Brown University
Ananya Roy
Professor & Director, The Institute on Inequality and Democracy
Secretary Donna Shalala
Trustee Professor of Political Science
University of Miami
Rhea Suh
National Resources Defense Council
Neera Tanden
President and CEO
Center for American Progress
Vien Truong
Green For All
Jody Agius Vallejo
Associate Professor & Associate Director, Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration
University of Southern California
Holmes Wilson
Co-Founder & Co-Director
Fight for the Future
Evan Wolfson
Founder & Former President
Freedom to Marry