Elena Gritzan is a magazine writer, fact checker, and editor based in Toronto.
She's the assistant editor at The UC Observer, the oldest continuously published magazine in North America, where she assigns and edits a 10-page section and spearheads the fact-checking process. Her work has appeared in The Walrus, Reader's Digest and NOW. She also copy edits and takes photographs.
She graduated from Ryerson University with a master's in journalism in 2016. While there, she was chief copy editor at the Ryerson Review of Journalism. She also has a bachelor's degree in chemistry and psychology from Trinity College at the University of Toronto.
She's written about paranormal investigation, exotic pets, and a mysterious disease threatening to wipe out North America's bats. Her RRJ story about health journalism won an AEJMC first place student writing award.
Previously, she edited Demo, U of T's music magazine, and worked for The Varsity, where she was an associate science editor. She wrote about underground Canadian electronic music for Silent Shout from 2013 to 2017.