Aly Rau is the Chief of Staff at The Pelican Institute for Public Policy. In her role, Aly drives the development strategy, advances Pelican’s mission through facilitating partnerships, directs the Pelican Leadership Academy, and guides annual program planning, ensuring short-term goals, projects, and activities are in alignment with Pelican’s vision and principles. Aly has a diverse career portfolio that includes building and executing grassroots and development strategies, as well as consulting on various political campaigns, including statewide offices. She served as the former New Orleans Chapter Leader for America’s Future Foundation and is on the State Leadership Council for The Policy Circle. Previously, she volunteered as a CASA Advocate for children in foster care, served as a Medical Advocate for the Metropolitan Women and Children’s Center, and consulted for a variety of non- profit organizations. Rau lives in Ascension Parish and is married to Dr. Mason Rau. The Rau’s have four children and two fur babies.