Dahlia is a strategic communications professional and ecosystem builder who is dedicated to building the capacity of early-stage startups with an emphasis on supporting founders of color. For years, Dahlia has helped early-stage entrepreneurs become investment ready through trainings and creating resources to support building sustainable ecosystems. Dahlia helps founders connect with key investors, customers and partners that can build capacity long-term and ensure startups have a roadmap to success. Dahlia obtained her bachelor’s degree in Communications from Mount St Mary’s University in 2014. She then obtained her master’s degree in Strategic Communications from American University in 2016.