Elizabeth Wray graduated from Mills College with a B.A. in English and earned an M.F.A. in Poetry at Columbia University. She worked in the performing arts as a playwright and theatre program director for 10 years. Then, after two years of freelance work, writing everything from feature stories to company “vision” brochures, Elizabeth co-founded Wren & Wray, a strategic communications company, where she and Scott Wren were co-principals for 20 years.
Elizabeth now works independently with universities, companies, and non-profit clients to develop and translate brand positioning and messaging into innovative creative executions for print and media. Her approach to developing high visibility communications projects draws upon a strong narrative storyline to bring to life an institution’s or company’s history, current operations, and vision of the future. As a development marketing writer, she brings strategic and creative skills to shaping campaign themes, key messages, case statements, articles, and other materials.
Elizabeth has worked as a contributing editor for national consumer magazines, as well as for university and business journals. Her features, columns, essays, and poetry have appeared in such magazines and journals as: Health, House Beautiful, Sierra, Via, Alternative Medicine, Body & Soul, Partisan Review, New Letters, Travelers’ Tales, Performing Arts Journal, and Next Avenue. Her plays have been published in Theatre of Wonders and West Coast Plays, as well as receiving numerous productions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and points in between.