Lori Ann Ospina

Director of seed

Lori Ann Ospina is Director of the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED). Prior to SEED, Lori was Project Director of The Stable Scheduling Study, an innovative research experiment assessing the impact of more stable and predictable work-schedules in retail. Before moving to California, Lori was based in Medellin, Colombia. There, she created the Grameen Foundation's first field-office in Latin America and led data-driven programs that empowered rural farmers to compete more effectively in the modern economy. Lori has her Masters in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.

Sukhi Samra

policy aide 

Sukhi Samra is from Fresno, CA and recently graduated from Stanford University. While at Stanford, she majored in Political Science and completed internships with the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, and the Department of Justice. She is passionate about uplifting traditionally marginalized communities and, in particular, about empowering women of color.

luiza Macedo

Program assistant

Luiza Macedo is in her final year at University of the Pacific studying Political Science and Economics. Luiza has has worked to address immigrant and minority rights through her work at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) at the state capitol and has interned with Mayor Michael Tubbs. She looks forward to addressing economic justice issues in the city that has become her home.