We are proud to announce the new director of the Genesee Valley Chapter, KaeLyn Rich.
"When I joined the board of the NYCLU's Genesee Valley Chapter in 2008, I did not know I would cap off my first term by becoming NYCLU staff!" she said. "I am bursting with pride in our chapter's impressive history of defending and promoting civil liberties. I am thrilled and honored to continue our legacy throughout our nine-county region."
A long-time civil liberties advocate with community organizing experience that dates back to stuffing folders for her parents' union meetings, KaeLyn specializes in direct action organizing, nonprofit administration and young adult engagement.
Formerly, she was the community affairs coordinator at Planned Parenthood of the Rochester/Syracuse Region, where she was responsible for legislative advocacy, government relations, coalition building and the regional campus organizing program. KaeLyn has also worked at Services to Aid Families, a rape crisis/domestic violence program in Oswego and serves on several local non-profit boards.
KaeLyn holds B.A. degrees in women's studies and English from SUNY Oswego and a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from SUNY Brockport. She is a 2011 National Council for Research on Women young professional fellow in their "Building the Next Generation of Women in the Nonprofit Sector" fellowship program.
For more information on the chapter's work and how to get involved, or to just say hello, contact our office at 585.454.4334 or firstname.lastname@example.org.