Liza Pike is the New Media Mentors Project Director. Liza was also the founder of Resource Media’s California office in 1998, where she helped shape the overall growth and direction of the organization and was Lead Strategist on a number of campaigns and projects. Prior to joining Resource Media, Liza was a Press Officer for the Natural Resources Defense Council in San Francisco and worked with the Center for Investigative Reporting as Program and Marketing Director and in other capacities. She is currently on the board of Free Press.
Elana Levin is Program Director at New Media Mentors and Director of Trainings at Netroots Nation. For twelve years, Elana has worked as a trainer in online strategy and as a digital strategist for labor unions, nonprofits and grassroots campaigns. Elana served as Director of Online Organizing for the immigrant lead community organization Make the Road. In 2009, she co-founded Organizing 2.0, the leading online organizing conference and year-round training hub for nonprofits and unions in the New York area training over 3,000 organization staff, members and activists.
Elana has also worked at the intersection of popular culture and online organizing for over a decade hosting #PopPoliticsChat tweetchat series and Graphic Policy Radio podcasts connecting nonprofits with pop culture creators and fans and applying the lessons of storytelling to the fight for social and economic justice.