“MCP Conversations” was created to function as a platform in which the issues of the coronavirus pandemic can be addressed through video interviews of professionals from a variety of different disciplines and industries. “Miami Corona Project Conversations” presents these problems in an educational and involved way.

By engaging local leaders, influencers, elected officials, and personnel from various sectors in informal conversations and interviews that asks questions about how they and their sector have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, we explore the lessons being learned so that we are better prepared to face the future.

Alexis Piquero, University of Miami Department of Sociology Chair & Professor
Matthew Pigatt, Mayor of the City of Opa-Locka
Brent Latham, Mayor of North Bay Village
Eileen Higgins, Miami-Dade County Commissioner for District 5
Dr. William Butler, Former University of Miami Vice President for Student Affairs
Oliver G. Gilbert III, Mayor of the City of Miami Gardens
Annette Taddeo, FL Senator for District 40
Dr. Lawrence S. Prince, Division Chief of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine
Dr. Erin Kobetz, Vice Provost for Research at the University of Miami
Dr. Ekaterina Denkova, University of Miami Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology
Dr. Kerry Burnstein, University of Miami Professor of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Manny Cid, Mayor of the Town of Miami Lakes
Sally Philips, Mayor of the City of South Miami
Carlos De Armas, Miami-Dade County Mayoral Candidate
Karyn Cunningham, Mayor of the Village of Palmetto Bay
Esteban L. Bovo, Miami-Dade County Commissioner District 13
Kathryn Mikesell, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Fountainhead Residency
René Morales, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Chief Curator at Pérez Art Museum
Alex Penelas, Miami-Dade County Mayoral Candidate
Xavier L. Suarez, Miami-Dade County Commissioner District 7
Betsy Damon, Artist, Activist, and Founder of Keepers of the Water
Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County Commissioner District 8
Sharuna Verghis, Senior Lecturer, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Matthew Dietz, Litigation Director, Disability Independence Group
Karla Hernández-Mats, President, United Teachers of Dade
Carlos J. Martinez, Miami-Dade Public Defender
First virtual Underwater HOA meeting
Adam Roberti, Director, Cortada Projects
Ana Maria Kleymeyer, International Climate Policy and Law Advisor
UM Climate Migration and Retreat team
Michael Spring, Director, Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs
Cortada's UM Socially Engaged Art students