Hillary Moglen is a Principal at RALLY, where she manages leadership development within the firm and provides strategic communications and campaign guidance across a diverse group of accounts. With a robust background in policy and law, Hillary is adept at simplifying high-stakes, complex ideas and policy challenges, and transforming them into actionable, results-focused campaigns.
At RALLY, Hillary provides strategic guidance for Students Matter, the nation’s premier organization dedicated to promoting quality public education through impact litigation and advocacy. In addition to managing earned media and contributing to case development, Hillary and her team are responsible for developing the Students Matter brand, assembling and managing the organization’s advisory board and coalition of supporters, framing policy and using the cases as a platform to put students’ rights front and center in the national education debate.
The arguments in its initial case, Vergara v. California, were endorsed by more than 36 editorial boards across the nation and extensively covered by Time, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, PBS NewsHour, La Opinion, CBS Evening News, The Economist, Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times, among others. This work has spawned a series of similar cases, ignited a national dialogue around teacher quality and helped drive a significant shift in public opinion in favor of a kids-centered public education system — opening up a path to create legislative change in California for the first time in decades.
Hillary also leads the team managing communications and outreach around XQ: The Super School Project, an ambitious first-of-its-kind initiative that calls on the American public to rethink and design the next American high school. To raise awareness and capture the public’s imagination around the launch of XQ, RALLY designed and implemented a robust earned media campaign that included an exclusive in The New York Times and features in USA Today, Los Angeles Times and on NPR. In addition, RALLY helped develop and manage a multi-city national roadshow aimed at engaging stakeholders in communities across the country to join the discussion and partake in XQ’s call to rethink high school.
Following the launch, RALLY has played an ongoing role leading XQ: The Super School Project’s communications strategy to build and engage a coalition of students, teachers, community groups and high-profile influencers to support the XQ movement. RALLY drove local media stories around the XQ Super School bus tour and extensive national and local coverage around the announcement of ten winning Super School designs.
Previously, Hillary worked with singer, songwriter and philanthropist Alicia Keys to develop and launch EMPOWERED, a campaign in partnership with the Kaiser Family Foundation that seeks to change the way women in the United States, particularly women of color, think and talk about HIV/AIDS.
Before joining RALLY, Hillary worked at a national philanthropic consulting firm, where she managed high-profile clients’ philanthropic work, and a Los Angeles-based public affairs firm, where she focused on clients in the energy and environmental sectors. She also worked on both a California Senate campaign and a presidential primary campaign, and managed the Green Schools Campaign on behalf of the Los Angeles-based environmental nonprofit, Global Green USA.
Hillary holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Brown University and a Juris Doctorate from the UC Hastings College of the Law. She is a native of Los Angeles and proud mother of two boys.