Communications Consultant and Project Manager
As Communications Consultant and Project Manager for the San José State University School of Information, Elaine manages a variety of projects for Dr. Sandra Hirsh and the Communications Department. As Communications Consultant, Elaine oversees the iSchool Student and Community Profiles blogs and works closely with graduate student assistants on story leads, content development, and editorial review. As project manager, Elaine works closely with Dr. Hirsh, iSchool faculty, and student assistants on presentation development, book and research projects, and special projects as assigned. Her professional interests include communications and marketing, emerging trends in the information landscape, research and professional writing.
Elaine started working for the iSchool as a Research Assistant to Dr. Sandra Hirsh in 2012 and continued in that role until she graduated with her MLIS in 2015. Elaine has been involved in several leadership roles at the iSchool as both a student and alumna, including serving two years as Chair for the American Library Association Student Chapter (ALASC), a year as Special Project Manager for iConnext where she innovated and co-develop the 23 Things for SLIS Students and Alumni program, and most recently served as the 2016-2017 iConnext Alumni President. She has served two terms on the American Library Association Membership Committee and is a member of the Washington Library Association.
Concurrent to her work at the iSchool, Elaine also works as a fundraising and outreach specialist for Edmonds Community College where she organizes fundraising and outreach activities, engages in strategic communications and marketing, mentors student interns, and works closely with community volunteers. Her prior experience includes working as a project manager and communication specialist for multi-media communication companies and non-profit organizations.
MLIS, San José State University, 2015
B.A. Communications, University of Washington, 2011