Equipping remarkable social entrepreneurs with new communications tools to strengthen their voices and extend the impact of their work.

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Meet the new Dial Fellows, remarkable cross-disciplinary leaders addressing old problems in bold, new ways.

Julia Collins

Climate-Technology Entrepreneur

On a mission to make consumer products part of the solution to climate change.

Garry Cooper

Circular-Economy Entrepreneur

Helping to reduce waste by building technology that facilitates reuse and refurbishment.

Conchita Cruz

Immigrant-Rights Activist

Fighting for an immigration system in the U.S. that centers the voices and priorities of people seeking asylum.

Tiana Epps-Johnson

Civic Technologist

Leading an effort to make the American voting experience more accessible, secure, and inclusive.

Jill Habig


Working to ensure that laws written to protect vulnerable communities are actually being enforced.

Cristi Hegranes


Advancing a new model for international media, led by local journalists who help us better understand the world and our place in it.

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At Emerson Collective, we look continuously for breakthroughs that can create new avenues of opportunity for individuals, families, and communities. But we also know that breakthroughs are only the beginning. If these breakthroughs are to spark lasting change, new stories must be told that capture the public’s imagination and lay a foundation for progress.

That’s why we built a fellowship program that provides remarkable leaders with new communications tools and resources to tell the stories of their breakthroughs, captivate new audiences, shape important public conversations, and ultimately, extend the reach and impact of their work.

While Dial Fellows are pursuing a wide-range of topics, they each share a common vision of a more just world, where opportunity is more equally distributed.

the program

the selection process

The Origin of “Dial”