Ms. McElrath is an independent journalist committed to telling the truth about the ascendancy of authoritarianism within the United States under the incoming Trump/Pence Administration and maintaining a sense of humor, no matter how dark.

She writes about the intersections of U.S. and international politics, media, human rights, human behavior, and psychology. She has participated in activism on behalf of civil and human rights throughout her life and believes in the values of diversity and inclusion upon which the United States was founded.

From 2006-2013, Ms. McElrath 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, she 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 is also a former financial advisor and was previously a Series Seven licensed stock broker.

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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