Elyssa Pachico

Hola! Thanks for coming to my site. I’m a big believer in brevity, so here you’ll find a summary of my most relevant writing, editing, and communications experience.

(I go by she/her/ella pronouns)

I help mission-driven organizations expand their impact through innovative and results-oriented communications strategies.

I grew up in Cali, Colombia, and have been dividing my time between the beautiful cities of Portland, Oregon, and MedellĂ­n, Colombia since 2010.

I’m passionate about human rights, press work that pushes bold and timely messaging, and writing that is fact-based, clear, and concise.

My Expertise:

  • Designing and implementing content strategies that allow organizations to maximize their visibility and impact

There’s little sense in frantically churning out newsletters, social media posts, or any kind of communications product if there’s no “why” behind doing so. I guide teams towards getting the results that matter, by fusing the web data, audience analysis, and strategic thinking that’s needed for content that drives an organization’s mission forward.

  • Producing timely, accurate research and communications materials

I’m all about framing issues and synthesizing information in a way that results in the most compelling, accessible content possible. Whether it’s a deeply researched report, an op-ed, talking points, or updates for a funder, I’m a prolific writer used to hitting tight deadlines.

  • Engage with diverse partners to tell stories more effectively

I’ve collaborated with investigative journalists, grassroots activists, digital strategists, and web and design teams, helping mission-driven organizations report the facts and engage their audiences.