Alyia Gaskins is the Assistant Director of Programs/Health for the Center for Community Investment. Prior to joining the Center, she worked as Senior Associate at the National League of Cities (NLC)’ Institute for Youth, Education, and Families supporting mayors and city leaders in engaging residents, building multi-sector collaborations, and advancing policies to build healthier, more equitable communities. Alyia began her career as a Policy and Program Associate at D.C. Hunger Solutions, an initiative of the Food Research and Action Center. She is a graduate of the Leadership Fairfax Class of 2014 and a 2015 Next City Vanguard. She is also on the Board of Directors of Prevention Connections and the Mid-Atlantic Make-A-Wish Community Leadership Council. Alyia has a B.A. in Medicine, Health and Society from Vanderbilt University and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. Additionally, she is pursuing a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from Georgetown University (expected spring 2018).