Elizabeth Vargas managed Living Cities’ social media and web strategies. She brings an enthusiasm for integrating digital media and traditional communications to drive social change.

Elizabeth joined Living Cities as Strategic Communications and Engagement Associate in February 2014. In this role, Elizabeth supported the 2014 redesign of the Living Cities Website. She also led Living Cities’ web analytics portfolio, and was responsible for tracking and reporting on how the organization’s knowledge efforts impact the field at large. She helped Living Cities open-source social change, staying “in-the-know” on new trends and technologies in the digital and nonprofit communications space.

Prior to joining Living Cities, Elizabeth was the Communications Coordinator at the Urban Institute. There, Elizabeth contributed to digital, events and PR strategy, supported the organization’s re-branding efforts and managed media analytics. She also created and launched Urban Institute’s first Quarterly Reports.

Elizabeth began her career as a Fellow at The Atlantic magazine, where she was also Executive Assistant to the President of AtlanticLIVE. Elizabeth created marketing campaigns and managed Underwriter engagement for the magazine’s thought-leadership convenings, including events at the 2012 Presidential Conventions.

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Virginia (UVA) in 2011, where she studied Literature and Media Theory. A native of New Jersey, Elizabeth currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area and serves as Co-Chair of the local UVA Alumni Women’s Networking Committee.