Elliott works with the media to promote the work of the Nuclear Power and Global Security programs. He also regularly writes essays and commentary for the Huffington Post and other news publications on topics related to the work of UCS. Prior to joining UCS, Elliott was the Washington communications director for the Natural Resources Defense Council. Among his professional accomplishments, Elliott successfully lobbied the local D.C. transportation agency to replace diesel buses with natural gas buses and helped push the D.C. City Council to make the city’s new baseball stadium the nation’s first LEED-certified sports arena. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.