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Elizabeth Kniffin

Communications Associate

As Airlink’s Communication Associate, Elizabeth develops Airlink’s communications, marketing strategy, and content in both the aviation sector and NGO communities with a focus on fundraising and brand development.

Elizabeth’s background is in public affairs and PR, having previously worked at Finn Partners as an Account Executive in Washington, D.C. prior to joining Airlink in 2021. In this role, she gained expertise in securing earned and paid media opportunities for clients and campaigns across multiple industry sectors including arts, travel, automotive and aviation, education, philanthropy, consumer, public safety, and advocacy.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in International Relations with a minor in German language from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and was a recipient of the Julius Blocker Fellowship to study abroad at Bremen University in Germany. In 2018, she graduated from the Geert Hofstede Consortium with a dual master’s degree in International Communication from Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, Netherlands, and Leeds Beckett University in Leeds, England. Her concentration in cross-cultural adaptation led her to intern at KIT Intercultural Professionals at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, whereupon her master’s thesis directly influenced training programs for onboarding international employees at Philips’s global headquarters.

In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys running throughout the embassy neighborhoods of D.C., exploring cafes with great coffee, and watching foreign films and series.

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