Her experience with journalism includes three years of working for the Colby Echo, first as a News Staff member and then in her current position as the Features Editor. During the summer of 2007, she worked as an editorial assistant and mentor at Teen Voices magazine in Boston. Her experiences gained international perspective when she enrolled in an intensive multimedia course while studying abroad last spring in Copenhagen, Denmark. Looking forward, Ellen will begin her graduate course of study at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in August 2009.
Outside of school, her hobbies include running marathons, skiing with family, and traveling. A journalist who has inspired Ellen is Ron Suskind, who was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing in 1995 for his accounts in The Wall Street Journal of inner-city students in Washington, D.C. striving for higher education. Suskind’s stories bring to light issues of social injustice in our nation’s school systems in a style that is humane and poignant, and one that Ellen hopes to incorporate into her own as she continues her journalism career.