Ayshia Connors

Congressional Caucus Director

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Ayshia Connors is the Congressional Caucus Director with Millennial Action Project. She is an effective policy developer with a deep background in communications and legislation. Born and raised in Utah, Ayshia’s interest in public policy began while attending Arizona State University, where she pursued a triple major in corporate communications, public policy and public service, and global politics.

After graduating from Arizona State University in 2015, Ayshia quickly began making a name for herself across Washington and throughout the halls of Congress, crafting legislation and engaging in community outreach for several members, including Congresswoman Mia Love, Rob Woodall and most recently for Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick as a Senior Policy Advisor with a portfolio that covered agriculture, homeland security, defense, technology, telecommunications and internet, transportation and infrastructure and other major policy areas. In these roles, she worked in a bipartisan fashion to advance the members’ legislative agenda to garner widespread support. Ayshia prides herself in bringing forth meaningful legislative ideas and solutions that benefit next generations. This work ethic is often recognized by senior-level officials from across party lines.

In 2016, Ayshia served as the director of African-American Engagement and Media for the Republican National Committee (RNC), offering extensive outreach to African-American voters in battleground states while simultaneously assisting several congressional races nationwide. In addition to time served at the RNC, Ayshia served on the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) as Deputy Director of Strategic Media (spokeswoman), assisting the media with their messaging and coverage of the inauguration.  She has also appeared on CNN and Inside Edition and has been featured in Forbes, Roll Call, the Daily Signal, NBC News, Fox News and Bold.

While serving communities across the United States from the halls of Congress, Ayshia has selflessly committed time to several boards and committees including the New Solutions Advisory Board, 20/20 Leaders of America, American Urban Strategies and the Family. She also served as the President of the Black Republican Congressional Staff Association fon Capitol Hill and continues to serve as an advisor to the organization.