Liya Amelga serves as the Managing Director of Strategy and Operations. Prior to joining ExcelinEd, she worked as the Director of Equity and Member Services for the National School Boards Association. She also previously served as the Special Assistant to the Board of School Commissioners for Baltimore City Public Schools drafting and maintaining district policies and overseeing appeals and ethics complaints to the Board. A native of Orange County, California, Liya earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park and her J.D. from the University of Maryland, Carey School of Law. Liya currently resides in Maryland.