Abby Kelly Gualdoni joined the Sikh Coalition as the Media and Communications Director in January 2024. In her role, she manages the development and implementation of an earned, placed, and digital media strategy to highlight the Sikh Coalition’s programmatic and legal work, ensure respectful and responsible coverage of the issues that matter most to the Sikh community, and raise the Sikh profile in local, national, and international media outlets.

Before joining the Sikh Coalition, Abby served as an Account Executive at a Washington, DC-based public relations and event firm, Susan Davis International (SDI), from 2019-2023. During her tenure, she executed grassroots and national media strategies for an array of clients, primarily focused in the military non-profit and museum/memorial spaces. Prior to her time at SDI, Abby was contracted by DCMilitary.com to the Public Affairs Office at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall as a staff writer for their weekly newspaper, Pentagram, and worked with the garrison public affairs officer, community relations officer, command information officer, and editor to help support command information objectives. Abby’s additional experience includes time with the Cincinnati Enquirer to support their election coverage in 2016 and at the Truman National Security Project.

Abby received her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism with minors in Political Science, International Business, and Economics from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in May 2017.