Emily Napalo Cavanaugh (She, Her, Hers) is the Director of Operations for Move to End Violence. With a background in women’s rights and reproductive health, Emily has contributed to communications, lobbying, and strategic planning projects for women’s issues-focused organizations such as the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Breast Cancer Fund, and Women of Color United for Health Reform. A recipient of the National Council for Research on Women’s fellowship for the next generation of women non-profit leaders, Emily aspires to use her career to advance social justice advocacy goals.
Previously, Emily served as a senior associate for Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Public Policy Division. In that capacity, she provided assistance to the director of government relations, tracked key legislative activity related to the Federation’s policy priorities, and managed departmental communications with congressional offices, Planned Parenthood affiliates, and coalition partners. Prior to her time with Planned Parenthood, Emily worked at the Feminist Majority Foundation as the assistant to the executive.
A magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University, Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts in women’s studies, with a minor in French. While at Georgetown, she interned for EMILY’s List, the National Organization for Women, Women for Women International, and Tostan. Her Georgetown experience was defined by her commitment to the Georgetown Solidarity Committee, a campus-based workers’ rights organization.