Emily Rodriguez joined the Bertelsmann Foundation in July 2018. As director of communications, she shares the findings of BFNA’s projects with the public and connects the Foundation’s experts with journalists and policymakers.

Emily came to Bertelsmann after three years with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), where she was senior government relations and communications manager, and press lead on election missions across the globe. Prior, based out of Philadelphia, she worked in domestic politics, strategic communications, and organized labor for almost a decade.

Fluent in Spanish, French, and Italian (and working on German and Turkish), the Pennsylvania native’s love for language and culture began in Venezuela. She holds a master’s degree in international development from Sciences Po Paris and a bachelor’s degree from American University’s School of International Service.

Emily is a political partner with the Truman National Security Project.