Next 30: Elena Cresci

Elena Cresci, 27, is a Social Editor for the Guardian & a presenter for Sianel Pump

To mark three decades of the IWA’s role in making Wales better, we decided to look forward to ‘the next thirty years’ by introducing some of the people who will be shaping ‘the Welsh agenda’ as the future unfolds. We have teamed up with PricewaterhouseCoopers and their #GreatWales campaign, which celebrates the ideas and people who contribute to the Wales of the future.


Elena Cresci, 27, is a Social Editor for the Guardian & a presenter for Sianel Pump

from Dinas Powys, living in London

There are three things I am really passionate about: Wales, the internet and dogs. If I can find some way to combine all three of these passions, I will have made it. Joking aside, right now, I write mainly about the internet and make fun videos. My aim is to help people understand the internet and its place in the world today. I trained as a newspaper journalist, so presenting is a bit new to me, but I hope in the next year or so I can do more of it, not just in Welsh but also in English.

National media doesn’t often talk about Wales, so I hope, as a Welsh person in the London media set, I can try and fly the flag and make them pay attention. After Brexit, I’ve been really worried about Wales and how it will cope without funding from the European Union – too many areas in Wales have been left unsupported. I hope more is done to help those areas which have been badly let down by successive governments.


Each day, throughout the month of June, we are celebrating the exceptional people on the Next 30 list by publishing a short pen portrait here on Click on Wales, as well as raising their profile on Twitter using #IWAnext30 and #GreatWales to highlight the exciting contributions these people are making to Wales’ future.


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