Betsy Cantwell oversees GoRail’s communications activities, including earned, digital and social media outreach, working to enhance and marry the organization’s online advocacy with its grassroots organizing. She previously served as the Assistant Director of public affairs for George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Her prior work has covered a breadth of communications arenas—from writing and designing publications to traditional media relations to video production.

Cantwell is a New Jersey native but has lived in the Washington, D.C., area for over a decade since earning a B.A. in political communication and an M.A. in global communication from George Washington. She enjoys trains, foreign policy and travel.

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