Before National Geographic, Elaina reported investigative and magazine stories, and she has experience in podcasting and photography. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017, where she studied nonfiction writing and linguistics, and worked at her school paper.
Elaina enjoys exploring obscure locales, sipping beverages from mugs, and reading a good book. She fancies herself a word nerd, art admirer, and frequenter of farmers' markets. Although she hails from the Nutmeg State, Elaina lives in Washington, D.C.