Elise Wang

Elise Wang Headshot
Title: Methodology Writer
Education: Seattle University
Location: New York, NY

As the Methodology Writer for the Dotdash Meredith Travel verticals, I research the product categories in general and how our competitors tested the same category, interview industry experts for professional perspectives and insights, create test methodologies for real-world and lab tests and also book the testers for those tests.



Considering my background in journalism and communications, I worked on my university newspaper, The Spectator, for all 4 years during undergrad and held multiple positions: Writer, Photographer, Director of Photography, and Arts & Entertainment section Editor.

I travel regularly throughout the year to my hometown, San Francisco, CA, and have traveled to various cities in the U.S., Canada, France, Italy, Spain, the U.K., and Japan (don't worry– the list will keep growing!). Whether it's a short overnight trip to a week-long stay, I'm typically an over-packer, which has turned me into a master packer and organizer.

I'm also currently a cat mom with two rambunctious 2yo cats, Misty and Milo. They were a bonded brother-sister pair that I adopted in Seattle and brought with me to New York, so they also have a bit of travel experience under their belts. I've always had pets (cats, dogs, and fish) growing up, help take care of neighbors' and friends' pets, and also worked as a Rover dog walker/babysitter throughout college.


Elise received a B.A. in English and a minor in French; Seattle University 2016-2020

About Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is a top travel media brand with a mission to inform and inspire passionate travelers. Our expert team includes a network of hundreds of writers and photographers across the globe, all providing a local eye on the best places to stay, eat, and explore. We reach an audience that takes 76 million round trips annually, offering valuable travel tips, ideas and inspiration, and products you need to get you to your destination — whether it’s a small town or big city, beach or lake, national park or theme park, road trip, cruise, or long-haul flight, and everything in between. Learn more about us and our editorial process