Ms. Maya Aguilar is associate director, operations and communication at the Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP). Previously, she served as assistant director of communication at IDPP. In addition to managing worldwide institutional partnerships, strategic development initiativies, and IDPP's global personnel team, she develops and manages strategic communication initiatives in collaboration with IDPP partners. These initiatives include: marketing and outreach campaigns, media relations efforts, social media engagement, and publications development. Ms. Aguilar has served Washington, DC's nonprofit sector since 2005. Beginning as an AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer, she has worked at education, public health, and international development organizations in the areas of programs and event management, communications, marketing, and public relations. She holds a BA in International Relations from Mount Holyoke College, and a MA in Public Communication from the School of Communication at American University.