Deputy Executive Director

Aileen Carr is the Deputy Executive Director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty & Inequality. She leads strategy, development, management, and operations.

For more than 20 years, Aileen has advocated for equitable policies and programs for the communities most deeply impacted by poverty, racism, and other forms of injustice. She previously served at the National League of Cities as Manager of Racial Equity where she supported local elected officials as they led racial equity initiatives. She also built out strategies for the new program, designed and led racial equity trainings, and collaborated with NLC staff to integrate racial equity into their initiatives on economic opportunity, immigration, transportation, education, and early childhood. Prior to NLC, Aileen served the Congressional Hunger Center for more than a decade as director of the Emerson Hunger Fellowship, a leadership development program for emerging justice leaders connecting field and policy work on hunger, poverty, and racial justice.

Aileen received the 2008 Public Interest Rising Star Award from OMB Watch for outstanding public interest work. She earned an M.P.A from George Mason University and an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership. She received her B.A. in History with honors from Tufts University.

Aileen co-parents two hilarious, adventurous kiddos with her partner and spends much of her time in nature, on soccer fields, or searching for the best condiment.