Aisha C. Moodie-Mills is an experienced political strategist and leader of Victory Fund and Institute – the largest national organization dedicated to increasing the number of openly LGBT elected officials. At Victory, she leads a team dedicated to developing the careers and leadership potential of thousands of Victory program participants and endorsed candidates who add their authentic voices to the fight for LGBT equality. She has dramatically expanded the services the fund offers to its endorsed candidates focusing particularly on key races where a candidate is poised to break down barriers. Aisha has served as a political advisor, private-sector liaison and fundraiser to more than 50 members of Congress, including six senators and the Congressional Black Caucus. She was a key strategist and spokesperson for the campaign that brought marriage equality to D.C and has been recognized as one of the top “Forty Under 40” national LGBT leaders by the Advocate and one of The Root’s 100 emerging and established leaders in the African American community. Prior to joining Victory, Aisha was Senior Fellow and Director of the FIRE Initiative at the Center for American Progress, where her work explored the intersections of race, class and sexuality. She was also the host of “Politini,” a weekly politics and pop culture show on BLIS.FM and has appeared regularly on MSNBC. Aisha holds an M.B.A, as well as a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park.