Associate Fellow for Innovation and Technology

Soledad is an associate fellow for Innovation and Technology at the Rainey Center. She is a former Obama Presidential Appointee who works at the intersection of policy, community and technology. Recognized by Huffington Post in 2015 as  one of the top 40 Under 40 Latino in Foreign Policy she specializes in stakeholder engagement, communications, government relations, coalition building and diversity & inclusion. 

Motivated to continue building partnerships, increasing digital equality and knowledge of technology policy she has founded the Latino Tech Policy Initiative focusing educating policymakers, communities and individuals on the importance of thoughtful tech policies that balance innovation with people centered solutions.

Recent Posts

See Soledad Roybal's most recent work here.
April 16, 2019
Garrison calls the criticism of Rep. Omar a distraction from the White House’s issues

Bishop Garrison, co-founder and president of the Rainey Center, recently joined Brian Darling, founder and president of Liberty Government Affairs, on MSNBC discussing Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) comments regarding 9/11 and the critical responses from President Trump and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX).

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April 9, 2019
Bishop Garrison: Nielsen firing another example of Trump administration putting politics over the safety of the American people

In response to the firing of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, national security expert and co-founder and president of the Rainey Center, Bishop Garrison, has the following statement: “This administration is willing to risk everything – including the domestic safety of American citizens - in order to gain political points with its base. Having no permanent […]

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April 8, 2019
An energy park as a solution for the U.S.-Mexico border

What if the U.S.-Mexico border was secured with a protected “energy park” instead of a wall? Sarah E. Hunt, the co-founder and CEO of the Rainey Center, says this idea could be a bipartisan and international solution that would provide clean energy resources and job opportunities instead of just a physical barrier.

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