Ellie graduated from the Bush School of Government and Public Service with her Master of International Affairs in 2017. Her graduate studies focused on national security and diplomacy with an emphasis on the Middle East. As an Honors student at Texas A&M University, Ellie double-majored in International Politics and Spanish, with a minor in Arabic Studies. Ellie completed a capstone research project analyzing gender inequality in Egypt, and later produced an award-winning presentation and team report for USAID studying societal responses toward refugees after the Syrian refugee crisis. Throughout her studies, she has interned in Congress, with a human rights non-profit, on a presidential campaign, and in the national security arena. She has also spent time in Mexico, Rwanda, Egypt, Qatar, Belgium and Greece advancing her language skills and volunteering in local communities.
Since graduating, Ellie has spent the last year studying advanced Arabic through Harvard’s Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) fellowship program at the American University in Cairo, and engaging with a new culture through a summer in Indonesia. Her experiences abroad, a lifelong love for foreign cultures and languages and a passion for justice led her to Georgetown Law, where she plans to pursue her interests in international human rights and national security law. Ellie speaks Arabic, Spanish, and conversational French.