Senior Communications Specialist
Elaine Mejia joined the Center in September 2016. As Senior Communications Specialist, she strengthens the communications capacity of organizations in the State Priorities Partnership. Before joining the Center, Mejia worked at Public Works: the Center for the Public Sector, advising and training leaders across the country on how to communicate effectively about the role of government and public policy. She previously served as the Director of the North Carolina Budget and Tax Center, where she led successful campaigns to increase state revenues to address budget shortfalls, raise the state minimum wage, and enact a state Earned Income Tax Credit. She also worked as a state and local government analyst in North Carolina. She holds an M.P.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.S. in Political Science from Texas A&M University.