Betsy Cantwell leads communications strategy and activities for GoRail, including earned, digital, and social media. One of her goals is to enhance and marry GoRail’s digital advocacy with its grassroots organizing. Before joining GoRail in 2015, 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.

Betsy is a New Jersey native but has lived in the Washington, D.C., area since earning a B.A. in political communication and an M.A. in global communication from George Washington. She now resides in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband and son, where they enjoy watching the trains pass by (especially the “juice train”).

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