Bio

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I’m Elissa, a visual journalist in Washington, D.C. 

I work for NPR as a digital journalist on their education team and occasionally report from the White House for Bloomberg News. 

This year I've shot photos of teacher's secret lives outside the classroom and reported stories about the president's health to how grief is handled in school. 

I’ve had the opportunity to cover food security in the Middle East for USA Today, intern for the Chicago Tribune’s video team and report on education in Chicago and DC for Medill Reports.

In 2013 I produced a short film about the housing crisis in Chicago. The film follows an organization that takes over abandoned properties left over from the foreclosure crisis on Chicago’s South and West sides.

I have a master’s degree in journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and completed my undergraduate work in documentary film at Skidmore College. I've worked as a video producer at the advertising agency, Palio+Ignite and ran a production company shooting and editing promotional videos for clients.

I believe there is nothing more exciting or powerful than visual stories.

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