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Elizabeth Laiza Kalu

Elizabeth Kalu

Communications Coordinator


Elizabeth is the Communications Coordinator at NYU Metro Center. She works with the Chief of Staff to create a tailored and strategic communication plan to strengthen and expand public awareness of the Center’s 14 centers, programs, and projects and the contributions they make in the world of educational equity and school change.

Over the past seven years, she has gained international experience working on social impact, innovation, and developmental projects with a focus on education, digital access, youth, and women empowerment in Nigeria. She has worked on reputable projects with Facebook and Google in Nigeria, where she helped implement strategic goals that impacted over 10,000 small and medium scale businesses in the areas of digital skills access, leadership, and entrepreneurship. As a digital marketing and brand strategist with a passion for creating solutions for corporate organizations, startups, and SMEs, she executes projects and campaigns from the ground up using consumer insight, content marketing, and data.

Elizabeth is committed to SDG goals that tackle poverty, quality education, gender equality, decent work, and economic growth. As a result, she partners with Google WomenWill - a Grow with Google initiative where she trains women by supporting their economic potential through digital skills and community building. She also works with Slum2School Africa to create innovative initiatives that have directed impacted over 170,000 children to receive quality education.

Elizabeth has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Suffolk University, Boston. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration program at New York University, with a focus on Social Impact, Innovation, and Investment.