Senior Policy & Communications Manager, J-PAL Global
Eliza leads J-PAL's external communications, including vision-oriented strategic planning and development of editorial content, message guidance, web features, email marketing, and social media. Eliza also supports J-PAL's Political Economy and Governance sector, conducting policy analysis and outreach on best practices in improving electoral participation, reducing institutional corruption, and building state capacity for effective public service delivery.
Prior to joining J-PAL in 2016, Eliza served as Public Affairs Officer at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a US foreign aid agency. At MCC, Eliza built coalitions within the academic, NGO and private sector communities to advocate for MCC’s evidence-based approach to foreign aid, and developed strategies to engage stakeholders and the public in MCC’s research through storytelling and social media. Previously, she worked for a data visualization startup in Washington, DC and as a community organizer on local, state, and national political campaigns.
Eliza holds an MPA in Development Practice from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, where she was Editor in Chief of the Columbia Journal of International Affairs. She holds a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.