Welcome to the online portfolio of Elaura Rifkin. Journalist, student and photo enthusiast


Hailing from the rainy and damp Pacific Northwest. Elaura Rifkin graduated from the University of Oregon in 2011 with a degree in journalism. Armed with a backpack of digital skills, literally, Elaura left Portland, Oregon and set out east to Washington D.C.

Elaura is working towards her master’s degree in journalism and public affairs at American University in NW Washington. In between running to class and inhaling cups of coffee, Elaura has been taking every opportunity to explore her new surroundings. Including spending many afternoon at the National Zoo!


Journalist – Student – Zoo Animal Enthusiast