YADL’s New External Affairs Team Announced


Washington, DC – Young Americans for Diplomatic Leadership’s Vice President for External Affairs, Nida Nizam, has named three directors to work with her in overseeing the organization’s communications and engagement efforts as well as strategic initiatives.

Mr. Abhi Goyal of Fredericksburg, Virginia, is the Director of Engagement. In this role, he oversees recruitment, selection, and training of the YADL’s various delegations, including the signature G8 & G20 Youth Summits.

Ms. Amy O’Halloran of Atlanta, Georgia, is the Director of Communications. She is responsible for creating content and telling YADL’s story through its website, social media accounts, and print materials as well as maintaining relationships with the press.

Mr. Altay Otun of Boston, Massachusetts, is Director of Strategic Initiatives. The position is responsible for cultivating YADL’s national and international partnerships and identifying collaborative projects that advance the organization’s global mission and vision.

Together, the new external affairs team will move quickly to set a new strategic direction for the department that builds upon YADL’s successful first year and allows for sustained growth.