Operations Director: Roxann Elliott

Roxann Elliott is a freelance journalist and entrepreneur motivated by the stories and unique challenges faced by women in the professional arena. She recently completed a yearlong fellowship with the Student Press Law Center, serving as their publications editor, after graduating from the University of Colorado with a master’s degree in journalism in 2016. Before that, she earned her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Alaska Anchorage and worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office as a docket clerk and administrative assistant. Roxann saw the chance to use her journalism education and previous career experience to further JAWS’s mission of empowering women in journalism. In her personal time, she’s working on the project that drove her to graduate school—starting Ransom Magazine, an online publication focused on the needs of working women from the checkout line to the corner office.