Andrés is a Lecturer of Urban Studies at CUNY Queens College and Doctoral student at The New School For Public Engagement, Division of Policy Management and Environment. His research focuses on the Green New Deal as a site of political communication and policy analysis. Andrés is a leading voice and proponent associated with the heterodox school of economic thought known as Modern Monetary Theory. He is a Research Fellow at the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Missouri Kansas City Department of Economics.
Sylvie Qwasinwi Ngassa Bello, is the dynamic Founder/CEO of the Cameroon American Council, America’s leading African Immigrant Advocacy Organization. She shapes CAC’s mission, which is to build capacity, build relevance and build visibility in African communities in America. Sylvie leads the Cameroon American Council into crafting culturally sensitive and language appropriate messages in advocacy/outreach and in initiating partnerships with government entities such as The White House, DoL, USDA, HHS, HUD, FBI, etc and national institutions such as NAACP, NCNW, SCLC, NAN etc.
In 2011, the African Immigrant Magazine selected Sylvie as part
of ‘The 100 Africans Making in Difference in America’, that same year she was a Community Leader awardee from the Cameroon Student Association-USA CAMSA- USA. In the decade since founding CAC, Sylvie has been recognized across 30 states in America and internationally. She is a political reporter and producer at New York’s Sahara TV.