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Imagine you’re in a room with a human explainer-style podcast covering every piece of future tech and media policy. This is the level of expertise Carmen brings to the National Hispanic Media Coalition. From ex parte filings to testimonies and off-the-cuff policy conversation, Carmen’s voice shapes how lawmakers think — and write policy — about the future of consumers and communities of color.


Carmen’s Bio:

Carmen Scurato leads the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s policy and government affairs office in Washington, D.C. and is responsible for developing policy and legal strategies that encourage open and affordable communications, innovation, competition, and diversity. Carmen represents NHMC in meetings with decision makers in Congress and at federal regulatory agencies. She has spoken extensively on the ways that communications policy impacts people of color and regularly appears in outlets such as Fast Company, Fortune, The Root and the Guardian to highlight NHMC’s policy and advocacy efforts.

Before joining NHMC, Carmen worked at the Department of Justice and assisted in Medicare fraud investigations, including a False Claims Act case that resulted in the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars. She also worked at the DOJ Office of Legislative Affairs on large document requests received from congressional oversight committees. Carmen, a native of Puerto Rico, earned her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law and her B.A. cum laude from New York University.

Carmen also serves on the public policy advisory council to the American Library Association and is a member of the FCC Consumer Advisory Committee. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar, Hispanic National Bar Association, and the Federal Communications Bar Association.