Elizabeth Marcellino

Director at Jumpstart

Elizabeth Marcellino works as a Los Angeles-based journalist, reporting on a wide range of policy issues including criminal justice reform, homelessness, and the environment for regional wire service City News Service. She also writes arts and culture pieces as a freelancer and is at work on her first novel.

Elizabeth was previously a managing director at Goldman Sachs in New York. She spent 12 years at the firm in investment banking, portfolio management and private equity. Elizabeth focused primarily on real estate clients and companies as an advisor and portfolio manager. During her time in private equity, she managed operations and human resources in support of a global team investing $10 billion in corporate private equity funds.

She has an MBA from The Wharton School and an undergraduate economics degree from UCLA.

Elizabeth has a profound interest in closing the education gap for children in under-resourced communities and believes that the greatest impact can be made through early childhood education programs like Jumpstart. Before joining the national board, she served on Jumpstart’s New York local advisory board and remains a member of the Southern California local advisory board.


  • Director

    Current role