Aly McKnight has primary responsibility for managing the community engagement team in encouraging advocates to participate in the legislative process.
Aly earned her BA in public policy and sociology at William Smith College in Geneva, NY in May of 2015. Much of her academic and extracurricular time at William Smith focused on social justice through participation in coalition-building, community dialogues, and committees on organizational change. Specifically, her work focused on campus activism against sexual violence and community activism for racial justice. In 2013, she studied abroad for a semester at the University of Kwazulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
After graduating, Aly spent two years working in Nashua as a field organizer, an assistant to Mayor Jim Donchess, and a substance misuse professional in the Division of Public Health and Community Services. Her work in Nashua focused on building a stronger continuum of care for prevention, treatment, and recovery services by bringing community partners together to align goals and set strategy.
Currently, Aly serves on the board of directors for the Friends of NH Drug Courts. She is also a participant in the New Leaders Council Fellowship Program- class of 2018.
Aly grew up in Amherst and is a proud alum of both Souhegan High School in Amherst, NH and the Boys and Girls Club of Souhegan Valley in Milford, NH. She currently lives in Manchester.