Elaine McCartin

U.S. Model Communications Associate

Elaine McCartin currently serves as the U.S. Model Communications Associate for Polaris. Ms. McCartin works with the Communications team through leading and supporting various activities and projects relating to Polaris's U.S. Model strategic initiative. She employs her experience in writing for diverse audiences to assist in content creation on a multitude of platforms, including training materials, website content, and in both traditional and social media. Ms. McCartin originally joined Polaris in January 2014 as a Public Outreach and Communications fellow.

Before coming to Polaris, Ms. McCartin worked as a Communications and Outreach Intern at Women Thrive Worldwide and a Public Policy Intern at Food for the Hungry. She graduated from Colorado College with a degree in English, and in 2011 she spent a semester studying abroad at the University of Ghana.


Blog Posts by Elaine McCartin

We Just Partnered with Delta Air Lines and That’s Great News for Survivors

Elaine McCartin|September 21, 2017

With this new partnership, Delta is taking their commitment to fighting human trafficking to the next level. With their donation, they are making a critical contribution that will directly support trafficking victims and survivors.

Reaching Out for Help

Reaching Out for Help as an LGBTQ Person

Elaine McCartin|December 14, 2016

Reaching out for help is sometimes easier said than done. Our new resource shows LGBTQ youth that inclusive, identity-affirming help is available, if they want it.

Staying Safe: New Resource Helps LGBTQ Youth Protect Themselves and Their Friends from Human Trafficking

Staying Safe: New Resource Helps LGBTQ Youth Protect Themselves from Human Trafficking

Elaine McCartin|November 16, 2016

We can’t just depend on law enforcement, service providers, or concerned citizens to intervene in a potential trafficking situation. We have to equip individuals with the tools to recognize and respond to trafficking within their own communities.