How Genius’ Director of Content Went From Teaching to Hanging Out With Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jonah Hill

Elizabeth Milch used her educational background to climb the ladder

Milch’s career has included a stint in book publishing and developing school curriculum for middle school students. T.K. Atakora

When Elizabeth Milch was a teacher, she considered “the fun stuff” showing her students how art, culture and storytelling intersect, such as the meaning behind “don’t fly too close to the sun.” So it’s not too unusual that she’s landed at Genius (formerly Rap Genius), a user-generated lyric website that, at its core, dissects the power of words.

This story first appeared in the November 5, 2018, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
@SaraJerde Sara Jerde is publishing editor at Adweek, where she covers traditional and digital publishers’ business models. She also oversees political coverage ahead of the 2020 election.