My name is Elizabeth Morton, and I am a student in both the Honors program and the School of Communications at American University. I currently live in Ashburn, Virginia, and my family is originally from North Carolina. My father is retired Navy, and I have lived all over the country. Throughout my high school years, I busied myself with theater and Girl Scouts. I have won awards in both disciplines. In Girl Scouts, I have earned my Silver Award, Silver Trefoil Award, and finally my Gold Award. My Gold Award project was a short film documenting the prevalence of female-on-female bullying in local middle schools. I am very passionate about women’s issues. I am also impassioned by LGBTQ+ rights issues, particularly how they intersect with women’s rights issues.
I am pursuing a degree in Public Relations & Strategic Communications. I am particularly interested in forms of new media and the power of social media. Additionally, I will soon be declaring a Theatre Arts minor. I occupy my free time with American University Television (ATV), as an associate producer for the News program, and participate in productions with The AU Rude Mechanicals, the campus Shakespeare troupe.