Senior Policy Associate
Isabella D’Alacio (she/her) is a Senior Policy Associate at Voices for Progress. Isabella conducts policy research, prepares materials and member communications, and manages outreach to lawmakers’ offices and advocacy partners., Isabella began her advocacy through youth-led activism in a variety of issue areas. She is a co-leader of the YouthinGov Coalition that has worked with Congress to create an Office of Young Americans and authorize a Youth Federal Inclusion Assessment. She served on the Team ENOUGH Executive Council and was a Policy Associate at March For Our Lives where she mobilized youth advocates around gun violence prevention policy, lobbied all levels of government, and co-authored a national policy framework to reimagine safety and end gun violence. This led her to become a co-facilitator of a Binational Peace Summit in Mexico City focused on forming a community-led, survivor-informed policy agenda to stop the flow of U.S. arms to Mexico. She has worked in the immigrant rights and democracy protection space as a Florida Relational Organizer during the 2020 election, mobilizing immigrants to get out the vote, and as the D.C. Fellow for IGNITE National, encouraging young women to run for office.
Isabella is a 2020 Conversationalist LIST Award Winner in the Politics Category, and has been nationally recognized for her work and ideas in Teen Vogue, The New York Times, The Lily, NPR, and CNN.
Most staff are employed by Voices for Progress Education Fund, a project of Tides Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Voices for Progress, a project of Tides Advocacy, a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization, covers the cost of any work performed on its behalf via a cost-sharing agreement.