ATLANTA – Julius Hollis, founder and chairman of the Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE), has issued the following statement today regarding the announcement of ADE Advisory Board Member Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto as one of the 12 members of Diverse Magazine’s Emerging Scholars Class of 2011:
“Dr. DeFrancesco Soto is one of the most innovative thought leaders on Latino trends in our society today. She is respected by scholars, students and policymakers alike and her value in our ever-changing society is clearly demonstrated by her selection as one of Diverse Magazine’s Emerging Scholars.”
“We’re extremely pleased that she shares her wisdom and guidance with ADE as we strive to empower underserved communities across the nation with modern-day technologies that will improve their quality of life and we congratulate her today on this impressive and exciting achievement.”
Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto is a member of the ADE Advisory Board and serves as Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University and a Faculty Fellow at Northwestern’s Institute for Policy Research.
In addition to her current role at Northwestern, Dr. DeFrancesco Soto is in the media sphere, regularly contributing to national media outlets. In 2008 and in 2010, she served as a primary expert and analyst for CNN en Español’s 2008 Presidential Election coverage. She has also been featured on the Today Show and NPR.
About The Alliance for Digital Equality: The Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE), headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan consumer advocacy organization that serves to facilitate and ensure equal access to technology in underserved communities. The ADE also serves as a bridge between policymakers and minority individuals in order to help the public understand how legislative and regulatory policies regarding new technologies can impact and empower their daily lives.