Ellie leads Climate Interactive’s global climate and energy efforts. She has built up Climate Interactive’s engagement programs to extend to thousands worldwide from top journalists to leading decision-makers to school children. Through all this, Ellie is working to deepen and expand global understanding on how to act on climate change and related systemic challenges by bridging the gaps between science and policy. Ellie has been a speaker at UN meetings, the White House, the African Union, and many universities; and her work has been cited in publications like the New York Times, Associated Press, and Washington Post.
Ellie is also on the Board of Directors of SustainUS and formerly led the organization, which has enabled thousands of young people to participate in United Nations meetings and develop expertise in effective advocacy and leadership on climate change and sustainable development. Prior to Climate Interactive, Ellie brought together hundreds of authors for the ten-volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, where she was an editing and project coordinator. She is a founder of several grassroots climate change efforts, and advises campaign strategy and network development for organizations. Ellie has spent time as a researcher of climate impacts on high altitude biological systems and also the effectiveness of efforts to institutionalize sustainability in higher education. Ellie has a degree in biology from the University of North Carolina Asheville.