Elizabeth A. Mitchell, S.C.D., received her doctorate in Institutional Social Communications from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, where she worked as a translator for the Holy See Press Office and L’Osservatore Romano. Her dissertation, “Artist and Image: Artistic Creativity and Personal Formation in the Thought of Edith Stein,” focuses on Saint Edith Stein’s understanding of the role of beauty in evangelization. Mitchell is the first laywoman to graduate with a Doctoral degree in Institutional Social Communications from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. Her work presents previously unpublished excerpts from the documentation on Stein’s canonization and martyrdom, as well as original manuscript material from the Carmelite Archives of St. Teresa Benedicta’s work. She is the Dean of Students for Trinity Academy, a private K-12 Catholic independent school in Wisconsin, and serves as an Advisor for the St. Gianna and Pietro Molla International Center for Family and Life and is Theological Advisor for Nasarean.org, a mission advocating on behalf of persecuted Christians in the Middle East.