Ms. McElrath writer, activist, and communications consultant.

She writes about the intersections of U.S. and international politics, media, human rights, human behavior, and psychology. She grew up in Houston, Texas, and has participated in political activism on behalf of civil and human rights throughout her life.

In 2017, Ms. McElrath was a Senior Writer and Director of Social Media for Shareblue Media. From 2006-2013, she was a Managing Partner of Renna Communications, a public interest communication firm that successfully shaped the national narrative on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues. In that role, Ms. McElrath wrote pieces for client attribution which were published in every major U.S. media outlet. Her professional background includes two decades of work as a psychotherapist specializing in trauma. She was also formerly a licensed stock broker and financial advisor.

Ms. McElrath earned a Bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Smith College, with a major in Economics and a minor in International Relations, and studied International Relations for one year at the London School for Economics and Political Science. She was awarded a Master of Social Work degree from Smith College School for Social Work.

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