Ivy McDaniels

Director of Communications

Ivy is the Director of Communications at the Alliance for Decision Education. She brings over a decade of experience in nonprofit leadership, marketing, and communications.

As the daughter of two teachers, and the daughter-in-law of two more, Ivy believes in the power of education to transform lives. Beginning with a service year through the AmeriCorps VISTA program, Ivy has held positions at several education-based nonprofits in the Philadelphia area, including a K-8 scholarship program and a postgraduate training center. She also serves on the board of Philadelphia’s largest adult literacy program and on an advisory board for her alma mater.

Ivy earned an M.A. with distinction in Literature while on a Fulbright research award at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and holds a B.A. with distinguished honors in English from Ursinus College. Additionally, she has completed continuing education at the Bryn Mawr Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute.

Ivy lives in Philadelphia with her husband and their young daughter. When not working or parenting, Ivy can be found outdoors in her community garden, the woods, or biking the city streets.