Ellie is a History teacher who is passionate about helping students find ways to learn about history that align with their genuine interests. She graduated with a degree in American Studies from Georgetown University in 2017, where she received the Reverend Joseph T. Durkin, S.J. Award, presented to a graduating student for her outstanding intellectual and service contributions to Georgetown’s American Studies Program. Ellie has both teaching and public humanities experience, having worked at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, a historically significant Federal-style mansion, estate, and museum in Georgetown, originally owned by descendants of Martha Washington. She has also worked as an art teacher and freelance graphic designer.
Ellie enjoys oil painting, teaching herself new skills in Adobe Creative Suite, watching movies for the first time, going to the bookstore, drinking lattes, and collecting vintage magazines. Her favorite historical period is the 1950s-1970s in the United States.