Ilana Ostrin, a Los Angeles native, joined the BJC staff as the Associate Director of Communications on September 6. Her role focuses on strategic communications and engagement through digital and traditional media.

Previously, Ostrin worked in communications and editorial capacities for scientific and medical organizations. In these roles, she performed a variety of tasks for both digital and traditional media endeavors, including editorial planning, content strategy, event management, business development, speechwriting and more. In 2014, she received an AVA Digital Award for her work in leading a website redesign project for a small government contracting firm.

Ostrin earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Minnesota, where she studied English and Jewish Studies and was also an NCAA Division I student athlete. In 2016, she earned certifications in digital strategy, content marketing, social media marketing, B2B social media marketing and online marketing from the Online Marketing Institute.

Ostrin resides in Washington, D.C., where she is an active member of the Public Relations Society of America. You can contact her at iostrin@BJConline.org

From the September/October 2017 edition of  Report from the Capital. You can also read the digital version of the magazine or view it as a PDF.