Ellie is an industrial and experiential designer with a passion for speculative design, with a focus on community-connectedness and more sustainable futures. Using a process rooted in empathy, strategy, storytelling, and research-based in sociology, ethnography, and collaboration she is working to create opportunities for systematic change.
Originally from Northern California, she recently completed a degree in Industrial and Interaction Design from Syracuse University earning the Arthur Pulos Award for attention to ethics in design. During her time, she helped found and lead Women in Design Syracuse.
More recently, she was selected as an Access&_Design Fellow for emerging designers of color to learn equitable design and as an Impact Wrkshp Fellow using participatory design for its annual social impact project. She is now pursuing her master's degree in Social Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.