Appointed Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue in April 2017, Elaine oversees and manages the editorial direction of the magazine. She is largely responsible for the expansion of Teen Vogue’s coverage to include a wide range of feminist, social-justice, and political topics, alongside fashion, beauty, and entertainment news. Elaine edited September 2016’s For Girls By Girls issue, which was shot entirely by female photographers, and set the tone for the brand’s increased emphasis on diversity, female empowerment, and cross-generational conversations. Elaine joined Teen Vogue in 2012, when she became the first African-American to ever hold the post of Beauty & Health Director at a Condé Nast publication. Prior to Teen Vogue, Elaine was the Senior Beauty Editor at Glamour and the Beauty and Style Editor at Ebony magazine, where she started her editorial career. Elaine is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento and resides in Brooklyn.