Maude Carroll

As Digital Engagement Strategist, Maude Carroll oversees the organization’s digital presence, including web, social media, and email communications.

Before joining ACS, Carroll served as Digital Strategist at Heartland Alliance, an international anti-poverty organization, where she managed web and email marketing. Prior to that role, she was the Digital Communications Manager at the ACLU of Illinois, producing multimedia content on a vast range of civil liberties issues.

Carroll received her BA in Communications from Antioch College with a focus on documentary video production. Originally from New York City, she currently lives in Chicago with her husband and son.

Jeanne Hruska

Hruska joined ACS in 2021 and serves as the Senior Advisor for Communications and Strategy.

Before joining ACS, Hruska served as the Political Director for the ACLU of New Hampshire, where she helped repeal the death penalty, enact bail reform, and advance Trans lived equality. She previously served in the U.S. Department of State under the Obama Administration, working to promote democracy and human rights in central Africa and coordinating U.S. sanctions policy. She started her career on the local level, working for a Los Angeles City Councilman.

Hruska received her JD from George Washington University Law School, and her BA from the University of Southern California. She was born and raised in New England.

Camille Allen

Camille (Cami) Allen joined ACS in July 2020 and currently serves as the Communications Fellow.

She provides digital strategy support and assists with general media relations, as well as designing communications campaigns and drafting reports on metrics. She is also involved with the creation and implementation of ACS's email marketing and website strategy.

Before joining ACS, Allen was a Global Philanthropists Circle Intern at Synergos. Her previous experiences include the Office of Senator Gillibrand and The Legal Aid Society. Allen graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College in 2020 with a B.A. in Sociology. She is passionate about community building and social justice. In her free time she enjoys singing, reading poetry, and prison abolition activism. 

Nancy Rodriguez

Nancy Rodriguez leads ACS’s media relations strategy as part of the Communications Department. Before joining ACS, Rodriguez was a journalist for nearly 20 years, focusing on education, state government and the impact of both on students and their families.

Rodriguez has been a communications and media relations professional since 2011. She served seven years as the Assistant Director of Communications and Media Liaison for the Kentucky Department of Education and, most recently, was press secretary for the Council of Chief State School Officers, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states and other U.S. jurisdictions.

Rodriguez received her B.A. from Hofstra University in English with minors in communications and international affairs and holds a Master’s in communications from Bellarmine University. She also has a Certificate in Social Media Management from Georgetown University.

A native Rhode Islander, Rodriguez lives in Virginia with her husband and son.

 

Aidan Beals

Aidan Beals joined ACS in July 2019 and currently serves as a Digital Strategy Associate. He provides digital strategy support and assists with general media relations, as well as designing communications campaigns and drafting reports on metrics. He is involved with the creation and implementation of ACS's email marketing and website strategy.

Before joining ACS, Beals was an intern in the Labor Policy office of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions in the office of the ranking member. In addition to other internships in Congress, local government, and policy groups, Beals has led local political organizations and participated extensively in the local electoral process.

Beals graduated from the University of California San Diego in 2019 with a B.A. in Political Science/Public Policy magna cum laude. Besides studying and participating in local politics, Beals spends his time cooking, hiking, and wishing he could surf.