Government Affairs Manager

Washington, DC

Areas of Expertise

Fair Chance Hiring • Program Management • Workplace Equity


Shayla is the government affairs manager on NELP’s Government Affairs team. She is a member of NELP’s committee tasked with change management and facilitating NELP’s commitment to dismantling structural racism. Her tenure at NELP has included conducting research in projects committed to racial equity, creating curriculum to guide NELP’s race caucuses, and facilitating equity training.

Shayla is committed to infusing race and inclusion into federal advocacy and creating policy messaging that reaches all working people.

Before joining NELP, she managed professional development training and social media campaigns for early childcare providers, infant mental health specialists, and parents.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


PMP, Project Management Institute
B.S., Morgan State University

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