Elizabeth Nicholas is a freelance writer and editor focused on politics, policy, history, literature, and the arts. Her writing has been featured in Vanity Fair, VICE, TIME, and T: The New York Times Style Magazine, among others. She has also conceptualized and created print and web content for major magazines, non-profits, and political campaigns.
Elizabeth was previously the Managing Editor of the Aspen Institute’s biannual magazine, The Aspen Idea, as well as of the Institute’s blog, and an editorial assistant at Vanity Fair magazine. She also previously worked with an Executive Vice President at Edelman Public Relations to create its influencer engagement program, a client offering focused on building relationships with thought leaders in academia, business, policy, and the media.
Elizabeth has also consulted on a number of art, fashion, and political projects projects. She was a founding editor of Olivia Palermo’s lifestyle website, managed the day-to-day in the creation of Vanity Fair’s 2011 International Best Dressed List, worked with the creative and communications teams at the storied jewelry house Verdura, and served as a press aide for United States Senator Claire McCaskill.
Elizabeth received an Master’s degree in modern and contemporary literature from the University of Edinburgh, and a B.A. from Harvard University with a concentration in History. She lives in Los Angeles, California.