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.
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.