Libby Rosenbaum serves as the chief executive officer overseeing the ACYPL’s fundraising, communications, grants management, new business development, and strategic planning. Libby previously served as the vice president of programs and communications.
Prior to this, Libby served as the education partnerships manager at the British Council where she promoted and established US-UK university research collaborations and planned international summits devoted to higher education best practice. She also served as the major gifts officer at the Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank, and as a fundraiser on the US Senate campaigns of Ken Salazar and Joe Hoeffel.
Libby graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Political Science and received an MSc in Politics and Government of the European Union from the London School of Economics. Libby lives in Washington, DC with her husband and twin sons.
Chief Financial Officer & Chief of Staff
Shannon Billings is ACYPL’s chief financial officer and chief of staff and handles a wide range of matters of organizational importance, including financial and strategic planning, human resources, and office operations. She has over 20 years of experience in nonprofit and political organization as well as program and financial management. Prior to joining ACYPL, Shannon served as Director of Advocacy Programs at Alliance for Justice, Senior Regulatory Compliance Officer at the Sierra Club, Director of Public Affairs for the Investment Company Institute, Controller for EMILY’s List, and in the controller’s office at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Shannon has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with minors in Russian and French from Bates College.
Shannon comes from a long line of political hacks and journalists and worked her first political campaign at age 6. In her spare time, she does yoga, hikes, and serves on the Board of Community Bridges of Maryland.
Director of Special Programs
Emily serves as Director of Special Programs for ACYPL and has been responsible for producing the bi-annual Professional Fellows Congress in partnership with the US Department of State since 2015. Emily previously managed ACYPL’s second Active Citizens’ Summit in Chicago in 2014 hosting social entrepreneurs from 22 Middle East and North African countries.
Prior to this, Emily worked for the Center for American Progress, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, US Congress, Boston University, and community non-profit organizations working to make change in the fields of education and mental health. She specializes in program development and management, fundraising, and event planning.
Emily has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania with a minor in Middle East studies. She lives outside Boston with her husband, two-year-old daughter, and Puerto Rican rescue puppy. In her spare time she likes to hike, cook, and volunteer with Coaching4Change, a non-profit working to provide opportunities and a pathway to success for youth in low income communities.
Development & Special Projects Director
Cameron joined ACYPL as the Development Manager in September 2015, before becoming the Development & Special Projects Director in 2018. In this role, Cameron is responsible for managing fundraising initiatives, donor stewardship, corporate partnerships, external communications, and ACYPL events.
Additionally, in partnership with the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Exchange, Cameron works with the Director of Special Programs to produce the bi-annual Professional Fellows Congress—a conference for over 600 emerging leaders from around the world.
Cameron graduated from George Mason University in 2013 with a double major in global affairs and conflict analysis and resolution. Before joining the ACYPL team worked with the International Executive Service Corp (IESC) and as a Program Assistant at JASS, a women’s rights organization. In her spare time, she enjoys checking out live music, comedy, and theatre in the DC area.
Development and Special Projects Manager
Christina joined ACYPL as the Program Coordinator in February 2018, before becoming the Development & Special Projects Manager in 2020. She is responsible for supporting all program activities as well as coordinating ACYPL’s various international professional and cultural exchange programs, conferences, and events.
In her early professional career, Christina worked as an executive assistant at IBA, a company focused on implementing proton cancer therapy centers at hospitals on the East coast. Christina also worked as a canvasser for Amnesty International and Senator Mark Udall.
Christina graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a B.A. in International Affairs and French, with a concentration in Latin American relations. Christina spends evenings working part time at a local non-profit for Hispanic youth in the Tysons Corner, VA area. In her leisure time Christina enjoys live music, cooking and taking her boston terrier to the dog park.
Professional Fellows Program Manager
Pete DeAnna joined ACYPL in April 2016 and has served the organization as a Program Officer, Senior Program Officer, and now Professional Fellows Program (PFP) Manager. In his current role, Pete is responsible for managing ACYPL’s programs for young professional fellows from South East Asia and their American mentors.
Pete graduated from the University of North Carolina Asheville in 2014 with a bachelor’s in international studies and studied abroad in the Netherlands his junior year.
After graduating, he interned at the Jazz and Heritage Foundation’s archive in New Orleans before returning to Washington to pursue his interests in foreign affairs.
Anna Waisgerber joined ACYPL in September 2019 as the Communications Manager. Prior to joining the ACYPL team, Anna served as an Undergraduate Research Fellow for the Project on National Movements, Congressional District Intern in Massachusetts, Marketing Assistant and Electrician for the Boston College Theatre Department, and Public Policy Intern for the Massachusetts Alliance of YMCAs.
Anna graduated from Boston College in 2019 with a B.A. in International Studies and a minor in Ethics and Social Justice, concentrating on Central and Eastern Europe. She studied and interned abroad in Krakow, Poland in 2017. In her spare time, she enjoys watching Boston sports, exploring the DC theatre and music scene, and finding cute bookstores.
Rob Smalley joined ACYPL in June 2019 as a Program Officer. He interned with ACYPL during the Summer of 2018 before completing his undergraduate work. In this role, Rob develops and implements international, educational exchange programs for next generation American and foreign political and policy leaders.
Rob graduated from the University of Georgia in December 2018 with a bachelor’s in international affairs and political science and a minor in public policy. He studied abroad in Cortona, Italy in 2017.
Outside of work, Rob enjoys spending time with family and friends. He loves following the Georgia Bulldogs, world soccer, playing guitar, and snow skiing each winter.
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ACYPL international exchanges would be impossible without the enthusiastic support and active participation of our alumni around the world. From organizing programs for visiting international delegations in their home states, to nominating professional colleagues for future programs, attending ACYPL events, and lending financial support, alumni help make our programs happen.
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