As the Communications Manager, Gladys Malibiran oversees ERI’s strategic communications and dissemination of research products that support community-based organizations, funders, and advocates in effectively using data for social change. She manages ERI’s communications partnerships, staff, consultants, branding & digital strategy, and media relations.
Gladys started at USC in 2013 as ERI’s first-ever communications staffer, bringing her background in digital media, outreach, design, and content production with nonprofits and progressive philanthropy. She was promoted to ERI’s Senior Communications Specialist role, where Gladys developed a staff-wide ecosystem for more collaborative, creative content production for a range of projects and ERI communications platforms (e.g. 5+ websites, enewsletters, social media, events, video, and PR).
Prior to working at ERI, she received a fellowship with the Emerging Arts Professionals of the San Francisco Bay Area, where she honed her cultural organizing skills and her passion for arts equity. Gladys’ previous roles also included positions at Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP), the National Gender and Equity Campaign, the Partnership for Immigrant Leadership and Action/Mobilize the Immigrant Vote, and the Post-September 11th Education and Outreach Project at the International Institute of NJ, among others. Gladys was also the founder and creative director of a social impact communications consultancy, specializing in strategic and creative services for social sector clients across the US.
Gladys is an alumna of Boston College where she studied Communications, Fine Art, and Cultural Diversity Studies. She also volunteers with cultural and disability justice groups to build inclusive and intersectional solidarity for collective liberation. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and her pup, being a fan of Korean arts & media (music, TV, film), and cultivating a budding interest in botany.
Areas of Expertise:
-Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Social Sector Communications