Kristen Elworthy Education: Boston University, Boston College Location: Boston, Massachusetts Expertise: Marketing, Public relations Small business marketing and public relations consultant with more than 10 years of experienceJournalist who has worked at newspapers, magazines, and on documentary filmsFounder of Seven Hills Communications Experience Kristen Elworthy is a writer, small business owner, and small business marketing and PR specialist. She has worked in corporate marketing and PR, and has a background in journalism including newspaper reporting, magazine writing, and freelance film production. Her work with dozens of small businesses has given her unique insights into the challenges and opportunities that business owners face. Education Elworthy has a master's in journalism from Boston University, and a bachelor's in communication and psychology from Boston College. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.