Senior Policy Associate
At The Sheridan Group, Carly is responsible for a diverse portfolio of clients with missions in the fields of education, national service, the environment, technology, and health. As Senior Policy Associate, Carly plays a key role in developing and executing advocacy strategy plans, providing insight into Congressional actions, and connecting clients to Capitol Hill, the Administration, and like-minded organizations in Washington, D.C. Carly’s Congressional and subject matter expertise, combined with her creative thinking and problem-solving skills, ensures that her clients’ priorities are always front and center.
Carly joined The Sheridan Group after five years of service on Capitol Hill, most recently as Legislative Director to Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01). As Legislative Director, Carly oversaw the Congresswoman’s policy work, engaging on all issues before Congress and participating in the development of senior-level policy and political strategy development. Carly brings this expertise to The Sheridan Group, along with deep knowledge of the legislative process and a strong understanding and dedication to the issues important to TSG’s client partners.
Before serving as Legislative Director to Rep. Shea-Porter, Carly previously served as Legislative Assistant to Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), where she was the lead staffer on education, workforce, health, arts, and social safety net issues. Carly created and grew the Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) Caucus, working closely with other congressional offices, advocacy groups, and federal agencies to raise awareness of STEAM issues both on and off Capitol Hill. She also oversaw the Congresswoman’s work related to the Education and Workforce Committee, successfully collaborating with committee staff to advance Rep. Bonamici’s legislative priorities.
Carly received a Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College, Columbia University, with a major in Political Science and a minor in Spanish.
Carly has been active in the Women’s Information Network (WIN), Barnard-in-Washington, and the Women’s Congressional Staff Association, where she co-chaired its mentoring program.