43rd Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios

I Have the Superpower of Seeing the Invisible

Rosa “Rosie” Rios is the founder and CEO of Empowerment 2020. She was previously the 43rd Treasurer of the United States, where she initiated and led efforts to place a woman on U.S. currency for the first time in more than a century. Before taking part in “Why Don’t Women’s Votes Put More Women in Power?,” the second event in the When Women Vote series presented by Zócalo and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Rios stopped by the virtual green room to talk about her favorite teacher, …

California Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

California Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

I Learned From the 'Queen Mother of American Tennis'


Hannah-Beth Jackson is a member of the California State Senate representing the 19th District (Santa Barbara County and most of Ventura County), and author of Senate Bill 358, the …

KQED California Politics & Government Correspondent Marisa Lagos | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

KQED California Politics & Government Correspondent Marisa Lagos

I'm Finding a Lot of Inspiration Right Now in My Community

Marisa Lagos is a correspondent for the California Politics and Government Desk at KQED in Northern California, where she co-hosts the weekly podcast Political Breakdown. Before moderating the panel discussion, …

WIRED Senior Writer Lauren Goode | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

WIRED Senior Writer Lauren Goode

I'm Really Worried About the Future of Karaoke

Lauren Goode is senior writer at WIRED, where she hosts the Get Wired podcast and covers consumer tech issues and trends. Before moderating the Zócalo/Commonwealth Club event “How Much Information …