Dilly Severin

Executive Director, Universal Access Project

Dilly Severin is a dynamic leader and strategic communications and advocacy expert with more than 15 years of experience in the fields of international development, sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender equality. Before coming to UAP, she served as Senior Director of Advocacy and Communications for Data2X, a civil society organization working to improve the use of gender data to drive gender equality and the Sustainable Development Goals. As Senior Director for Global Initiatives at FP2020, Dilly oversaw the Global Initiatives team and managed the Reference Group. Dilly also served as the director of communications at PAI and worked at the Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity and at the International Youth Foundation. Dilly holds a master’s of public policy in international development from the University of Maryland and a master’s of communication from American University.