Eli Feghali is Communications Director at the New Economy Coalition (NEC) and Co-Editor of Beautiful Solutions. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Eli immigrated to the US with his parents when he was one-year-old to escape the civil war. Through NEC and Beautiful Solutions, Eli works to tell the story of what another world could look like -- and how we can get there. At NEC, Eli directs its communications team and is lead organizer of the network's narrative-strategy project. For Beautiful Solutions, Eli helps to collect, write, and edit stories from around the world of communities coming together to meet their needs through solidarity and mutual aid.
Eli has a BA in Conflict-Resolution in the Middle East from Vanderbilt University. During his time at Vanderbilt, Eli founded a student organization dedicated to addressing economic inequality, beginning a lifelong commitment to community organizing. After school, Eli began working in communications for the migrant justice movement as a staff person at the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition. Today, Eli lives with his partner Rachel in Cambridge, MA, where he serves on the board of his local grocery cooperative, Harvest Food Co-op.