Elyse Notarianni, 21, grew up outside Scranton, Pennsylvania but is currently studying Spanish and print journalism at American University in Washington, DC. She has spent the past few years working as a writer and editor for a the startup website Asecondchance.com. She has worked as a communications consultant for small businesses in the Scranton area and was the strategic communications intern for the US Chamber of Commerce last fall. Elyse spent six months learning Spanish in Madrid, Spain, and in her free time enjoys spending time with friends, yoga, writing and Netflix.
Channel Kindness is a digital platform created by Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. It is a safe space for young people to tell their stories of kindness, resilience, and community. By highlighting the people and organizations that are doing good in their communities, Channel Kindness’ audience is inspired to create a kinder and braver world, one story at a time.