Dr. Elisse Wright Barnes, JD, PhD, Your LinkedIN Driving Instructor, is a LinkedIn trainer, communications strategist, and workforce educator who teaches adults 45 and older how to harness the power of LinkedIn for job searches, career transitions, nonprofit leadership, and entrepreneurship. As the Owner, CEO, and Lead Trainer at Of A Certain Vintage Workforce Education, LLC, Dr. Barnes provides LinkedIn training in partnership with public library systems in Maryland and New York, workforce and business development organizations throughout metropolitan Washington DC, and graduate school and alumni programs throughout the United States. Barnes also partners with the Jewish Council for the Aging to provide LinkedIn training and facilitate the Career Gateway program, a career development course for 50+ jobseekers, and with the Nonprofit Village of Montgomery County to teach nonprofit leaders to use LinkedIn for effective donor research and management and board member recruitment and engagement.
Dr. Barnes is a member of the Montgomery County Board of Elections, co-chair of the Friends of White Oak, and vice-chair of the board of directors of the Nonprofit Village. She is a graduate of the Senior Leadership Montgomery Class of 2018, Yale College, Stanford Law School, and the Ohio State University where she earned a doctorate in the history of U.S. foreign policy.