Lilian Aluri, Communications and Advocacy Coordinator
Lilian Aluri started off interning at AAPD in the summer of 2020, as an NYU VOTE 2020 Fellow. getting out the disability vote in the 2020 elections. In August of 2020, Lilian began a contract with AAPD and has since been working together with the REV UP team to continue to build the power of the disability vote, research voting accessibility issues, and also support AAPD’s broader advocacy. As the Communications & Advocacy Coordinator, Lilian will be managing AAPD’s blog, updating and organizing AAPD’s online policy and advocacy materials, and continuing to support the REV UP network’s advocacy and voting work.
As the older sister of a young man with Down syndrome and as someone who has lived with on and off general anxiety and depression for several years, Lilian values her role at AAPD as a chance to help create a more inclusive and just society in which all people with disabilities can thrive. Lilian studied business administration at the University of Southern California and volunteered for a student-run youth development nonprofit which drew her to mission and community-driven work. Following college, Lilian received a Master of Public Administration at NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service in order to further develop her policy and advocacy skills. Through her career, Lilian seeks to advance the rights and inclusion of the diverse disability community at AAPD and beyond.