Elly Brinkley is the national outreach coordinator at PEN America, where she previously served as development manager. She previously worked at Harvard’s Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response and at Public, a new media start-up.
Elly graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a Master’s degree in Arts Politics.
She is actively involved in feminist and LGBTQ+ advocacy, working with NARAL, the New York City Anti-Violence Project, and Voices4, a direct action advocacy group devoted to international LGBTQ+ human rights. Her writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, them., and Out magazine.