Director, Strategic Communications & Public Relations
School of Public Affairs
M.F.A., New York University
B.A., Tufts University
Chay Rao is the Director of Strategic Communications and PR for the School of Public Affairs at American University.
A creative, accurate, and results-driven communications professional, Chay has worked in the education, journalism, and business sectors, with extensive experience creating and implementing integrated communications plans that incorporate a variety of channels (news stories, website content, social media) into a holistic strategy that manages and protects the brand and tone of company-wide messaging, both for internal and external audiences.