Eillie Anzilotti

UrbanShift Communications Lead

World Resources Institute


Eillie Anzilotti is Communications Lead for UrbanShift, a WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities program supporting sustainable and inclusive urban development across 23 cities in the global South. She manages the program's communications strategy, storytelling efforts and social media platforms.

Prior to joining WRI, Eillie managed communications and public relations for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s Livable Streets subdivision, where she worked on high-profile, transformative street design initiatives like Slow Streets and establishing a car-free promenade through Golden Gate Park. Before that, she covered urbanism, social justice, and sustainability as a writer and editor for publications including Fast Company and CityLab.

Eillie holds a master's degree in English Literature from the University of Oxford, and a B.S. in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives with her husband in Oakland, California, where she enjoys exploring by bike and advocating for more walkable, livable neighborhoods.