Wendy Feliz is the founding Director of the Center for Inclusion and Belonging at the American Immigration Council.
The Center houses the signature, culture and narrative change programs of the Council. The Center also convenes institutions and individuals nationwide who share the common goal of building a more cohesive America where all people are welcomed and included. Wendy has been with the Council since 2008 formerly serving as the communications director.
Her experience in public policy/advocacy communications spans her career in the communications field, which has included positions with New America Media, the Open Society Institute, and WAMU 88.5 FM. Earlier in her non-profit career she provided direct service to clients through programs at The California Hispanic Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and the Young Adult Institute.
Wendy holds an M.A. in Public Communication from the American University, a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the New School University, and an A.A. from East Los Angeles Community College.
She has served as an adjunct professor teaching graduate-level communications courses for more than a decade. She previously taught at the Johns Hopkins University and American University in Washington DC. In 2020, she was awarded the Tropaia (Outstanding Faculty) Award from the Public Relations & Corporate Communications program at Georgetown University.