ELIZABETH LEAH CARTER / Los Angeles/ bethcart@gmail.com/ 801-518-9234


University of Southern California, Center for Communication Leadership + Policy, M.S.c. 
London School of Economics, M.S.c. 2017, Global Communications
New York University, M.A., Journalism 2012, Cultural Reporting & Criticism
University of Oregon, B.A. Modern European History



University of Southern California
Cowan Fellow, CCLP

Role: As part of the Center for Communication and Leadership Policy at the Annenberg School I work with the team to facilitate civic discourse and to be the academic partner for private media organizations (like Axios) and government bodies (such as the State of California) as they face the many social, technological and environmental challenges of today's changing landscape. At the CCLP I write, report and edit copy and think strategically about the role of the center in political discourse. 

FNDR Consultants
Sr. Cultural Strategist - Freelance, ongoing

Role: FNDR is a strategic firm founded with the mission of helping startups with industry and world-changing ideas tell their story and stay culturally relevant long term. Guiding and inspiring businesses with an ear to the ground in culture. A global, big-picture thinker who wants to help brands make a difference.
Clients: Glossier, Anki Robotics, Neue House  

72andSunny Los Angeles, CA
Strategist - through June 2016
Creative and general brand strategy, social strategy, internal business strategy. Includes brand strategy, account planning, qualitative and quantitative research and moderating.
Primary Accounts: Starbucks, Samsung USA (mobile + television), Samsung Global (mobile), 72andSunny
Awards: Gold Effie, Samsung USA for “The Curve Changes Everything” 

Role: Report and write news pieces, profiles, science and sports news, event coverage, product reviews and cultural criticism. Focus on sports, science and culture. Comfortable with CMS, tight deadlines, managing social media and working closely with an editorial team.

SmartPlanet.com New York, NY
Contributing Editor, 2011- 2013

Role: Write bimonthly business profiles for "The Report" blog, focusing on interesting people, ideas and companies striving to make a difference, primarily in the Bay Area.

New York Times Syndicate New York, NY
January- May 2011
Role: Fact-Checking and research for syndicated columnists like Christopher Hitchens, Paul Krugman and Noam Chomsky.