Amrit Dhillon serves as the associate director of programs for The Bridge, a new program on race, identity and inclusion. She is responsible for designing, developing and implementing new initiatives. Ms. Dhillon will help grow the award-winning Race Card Project by building a new public space for conversations and establishing partnerships across sectors to help encourage dynamic dialogue.
Ms. Dhillon has more than 18 years of experience creating and curating content that makes an impact for children, families and communities. Prior to joining the Aspen Institute she was the vice president of communications at LIFT, a national antipoverty nonprofit. She previously headed up her own communications and marketing firm, working with a range of clients, including Discovery Communications’ American Heroes Channel and Animal Planet. Ms. Dhillon has worked extensively in the nonprofit space, including positions with the Center for the Study of Social Policy, DC Central Kitchen, the National Low Income Housing Coalition and United Way of Central Maryland. She had a short stint as a business and politics reporter and is also the author of the Child Welfare League of America’s Keeping Families Together and Safe. Ms. Dhillon holds a bachelor of arts in journalism and a master of social work with a focus on management and community organization both from the University of Maryland.