Eli serves as a Human Rights Commissioner in her home city of Newton, MA where she lives with her wife Nancy, and her daughter Tasman, whom they adopted from Kazakhstan. She spends her summers in Provincetown where they have had a home for 20 years, and is a long-time Fine Arts Work Center poetry devotee.
After graduating Wellesley College, where she ran the college radio station, WZLY, she worked in finance and then managed her own digital technology consulting company. Later, she joined WGBH Radio in Boston as part of their digital innovation team, and was one of the first people in public media to produce podcasts. Her content was featured in the iTunesU and Google Video [now YouTube] launches.
After ten years with PBS and NPR, Eli led the social impact division at YPO [Young Presidents’ Organization] where she worked with CEOs around the world on business sustainability, economic equity, climate action, global diplomacy, and other social impact issues. Recently, she directed operations and development for Facing History and Ourselves, a non-profit dedicated to fighting racism and bigotry in schools.
Eli now consults with non-profits and investment groups on digital strategies, blockchain
for social impact, and operationalizing the UN Global Goals. She currently serves on the WOMR BECC Implementation Committee and WOMR’s Board of Directors.