With more than a decade of strategic communications experience, Elizabeth has worked to lift up the voices of underrepresented communities and positively shape public conversations about issues that matter to all of our lives.
She has developed and executed communications strategies across a number of causes, including a national issue advocacy campaign to safeguard the intrinsic worth of human beings by banning the U.S.’s use of torture and cruelty and local advocacy to expand access to federal nutrition supports that provide nourishment to children from families who can’t make ends meet.
Using the power of earned media to tell emotionally resonant stories to wide audiences, she has garnered press coverage in the Sunday New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME magazine, the Wall Street Journal and on NPR, in addition to numerous other regional, national and international media outlets. She has secured positive editorial board coverage for causes that she’s championed, and crafted letters to the editor that were published in The Times, The Post, and in newspapers across Oregon.
A graduate of the Portland-based Advocates College, she’s trained in effective framing to create political will for public programs.
Prior to becoming deeply involved in nonprofit communications, Elizabeth devoted several years to Democratic politics, working on two statewide political campaigns and one presidential, and serving as a Capitol Hill staffer for a member of the U.S. House and a U.S. Senator.
She has a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire and a J.D. from the University of Seton Hall School of Law, where she served as a member of Law Review.
Her short-term democratic development experiences in Ghana and Bangladesh and a fellowship at a war crimes court in Bosnia and Herzegovina have shaped her perspective and deepened her appreciation for historical and economic challenges.