Ellen’s work with school based youth non-profits started with her work with Kid Power. Throughout her time at the program she worked to promote academic achievement and leadership through engaging after school programming. Ellen hopes to bring that same level of excitement and energy to her work with the students in Camp Fire Columbia. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Documentary Production from Ithaca College in upstate New York. Ellen’s degree has allowed her to develop storytelling techniques to allow students to really have a voice in their own stories and perception of self. She is a recent import from Washington, DC to the Portland area and is incredibly excited to start experiencing all of the outdoor and cultural adventures the town has to offer. Ellen enjoys long distance cycling, day hikes, slow running, rock climbing and reading as many books as Powell’s has to offer. You’ll be able to find her bouncing around town looking for new activities and events.