Kirsten Ellis, NextGroup’s Marketing and Social Media Coordinator, began her career as a feature writer for a small town newspaper in North Carolina. Though she’s left the world of news, she still loves telling stories and connecting women and resources using digital media. She is the Communications Director for a financial services association in Washington, D.C. and freelances on the side. Kirsten earned a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.