Elizabeth T. Ploshay, New Jersey, USA
BA, Political Science, Wheaton College, IL
Professional experience and achievement
Elizabeth T. Ploshay was recently elected Bitcoin Foundation Board of Directors, serves as Secretary of the Board and as the former Chair of the the Bitcoin Foundation Education Committee. She additionally serves as Manager of Communications at Bitcoin Magazine, the first international print publication dedicated to all things Bitcoin. She also serves as a Bitcoin Advisor for Oomolo Inc. She is fascinated with Bitcoin and the multiple opportunities for this digital, decentralized cryptocurrency to flourish.
Elizabeth has a background in public policy and grassroots activism. She worked on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Correspondent, Scheduler, and Policy Assistant for Chief Deputy Majority Whip, Congressman Peter J. Roskam (IL-06). She also worked for Targeted Victory, a boutique political campaign consultancy, and Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08).
Outside of her work for the Bitcoin community, Elizabeth is also an advocate for the arts and has studied classical voice at Wheaton College’s Conservatory of Music; participated in the NJ All State SATB Choir, and ACDA All Eastern Choir. She earned her BA in Political Science and also studied Economics and Spanish at Wheaton College.
How did you discover the world of cryptocurrencies?
In January of 2013, a friend of mine opened my eyes to Bitcoin. At first glance, Bitcoin seemed to be a currency/project for software developers. With just a closer glance I realized that Bitcoin is a movement towards social, political and economic freedom! I chose to leave my job on Capitol Hill and get involved full time with Bitcoin and took on the role of Manager of Communications of Bitcoin Magazine. My transition from Capitol Hill to the Bitcoin space was the best decision I have made.
What is your role in the Bitcoin community?
I currently serve as the Manager of Communications for Bitcoin Magazine and in September of this year was elected to serve on the Bitcoin Foundation Board of Directors. I also serve as Secretary of the Board and have the privilege of traveling to meet with various members of the Bitcoin community.