Maria Elkin

Deputy Director of Communications

Maria Elkin is the deputy director of communications for New America, where she oversees the organization's publications calendar and supports overall communications and brand strategy.

Elkin previously worked in the global health practice at GMMB, a strategic communications firm in Washington, D.C., where her clients ranged from universities advocating lifesaving vaccines to a coalition of U.S. brands focused on creating safer workplaces. She has a background in issues affecting former Soviet states, and has worked at Eurasia Foundation and CRDF Global to support programs that foster civil society and innovation in that area of the world. She holds bachelor's degrees in political science and communications from Michigan State University.