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Nidya Sarria-King

Deputy Director, Communications

Nidya Sarria-King is the Deputy Communications Director at the Advancement Project, where she works on strategic communications strategy to shift narratives on race and justice.

She previously served as the Media Relations Director at the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the largest membership-based alliance of women of color in the United States. In this capacity, Nidya directed press strategy for the organization, uplifting the stories of a mostly undocumented, low-wage workforce enduring the unequal impact of a devastating pandemic.

Prior to that, Nidya worked at Amnesty International USA, a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights. While at Amnesty, she led media strategy around asylum and migrant rights at the US-Mexico border, while also securing press coverage for human rights issues around the world including protecting the right to protest, halting war crimes and mass atrocities, and ending US gun violence.

Outside of work, Nidya sits on the Board of Directors of ASISTA Immigration Assistance, an organization advancing the dignity, rights, and liberty of immigrant families who have survived violence. She holds a Masters in Public Administration from Florida International University.

Nidya lives in Takoma Park, Maryland with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.