Ashoka Fellow
United States
Fellow Since 2001
This description of D.J. Powers's work was prepared when D.J. Powers was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2001.
D.J. Powers is increasing the availability and affordability of basic economic services to low-income and minority Americans by shining a spotlight on the practices–and abuses–of state administrative agencies and the industries they regulate. With a unique blend of high-level legal, economic, and media expertise, D.J. is correcting the imbalance of consumer representation at state agencies and opening previously unexamined industries to public scrutiny and debate.
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