Aly Rau is the Chief of Staff at the Pelican Institute for Public Policy. In her role, Aly drives the development strategyand advances the Pelican Institute’s mission through facilitating partnerships and guiding annual program planning to ensure short-term goals, projects, and activities are in alignment with the Pelican Institute’s vision. Prior to joining the Pelican Institute, Aly served as the Grassroots Director and Finance Director for Louisiana’s Lieutenant Governor, Billy Nungesser. Her skills include building and implementing strategic plans, establishing standards to optimize performance, managing complex projects, and making the perfect seafood gumbo. Aly also serves as the Chapter Leader of America’s Future Foundation New Orleans, an organization that cultivates a network of young professionals and partners with the Policy Circle to provide opportunities for professional women to engage in thoughtful policy discussion.