Maria Elkin

Communications Manager

Maria Elkin, a communications manager for New America, fields media requests and helps shape communications strategy around the release of New America's policy reports.

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.

All Work

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Affordable Housing

When housing is uncertain, or when too much of a paycheck goes to rent, it's impossible for people to think about anything else.


The Expanding and Shrinking Lap of Luxury

Maria Elkin explores how, for many D.C. residents, luxury is now everywhere and out of reach all at once.