During the last week of an internship with Senator
Mark Udall, Ellie wrote a speech for the senator on the immigration reform
bill. The bill passed the Senate two days later, and Ellie finally knew what to
say when people asked what she wanted to do with her life.
spent the next summer at West Wing Writers, where she wrote for nonprofit
directors, political leaders, and CEOs, and saw her work published by the
Washington Post and MSNBC. Immediately upon her graduation from Duke
University, she joined the firm full-time.
holds a degree cum laude in Political Science and English, and was an Angier B.
Duke and Alice M. Baldwin Scholar. While at Duke, she conducted research for
State Department officials, traveled to India for the World Universities Debating
Championship, and wrote the student newspaper’s most read column. She also
learned how to sing opera, program computers, and care way too much about
from Colorado, Ellie now lives in Washington, DC.