Ellie is an Executive Assistant with the Global Development department. She works to support the Executive Vice President for Governance & Development and the department's communications and institutional engagement efforts.

Prior to joining WRI, Ellie worked for a bipartisan government relations firm, and interned with the US Space Force on the Public Affairs Team. She was active in her university's student advocacy organization and championed students’ rights, diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, public health, and open education.

Ellie graduated from Texas A&M University in 2021 with a BA in International Studies, minors in Sociology and History and a specialization in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies.

Ellie now resides in Washington, D.C., with her grumpy old cat, Marmie, and her partner, Panos.