Maureen “Mo” Elinzano
Major / Minor:
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Mass Communications, Ballard Center Scholar
First job out of college:
United States Senate, Deputy Digital Director
(U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Assistant Democratic Leader)
Other career highlights:
United States House of Representatives, Press and Legislative Intern (U.S. Representative Susan Davis (CA-53))
Contributing Writer (Politics, College, Tech, Current Events)
What makes me unique:
- Birthplace: San Diego, California
- Current City: Washington, D.C.
- Received my Bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and Art History at New York University (NYU), where I got to graduate from Yankee Stadium!
- Worked at ELLE Magazine and Us Weekly in New York City, where I interviewed celebrities including Mindy Kaling, Questlove, and Kardashians
- Co-wrote a paper while I was at BYU with my classmates about selfies that was published in a scholarly journal and then went viral, being featured on major magazine websites and on the TODAY Show!
- Wrote my Master’s thesis on celebrity selfies