Ellie Bazurto recently completed a degree in Industrial and Interaction Design from Syracuse University. During her time, she helped found and was a former president of Women in Design Syracuse.
Earlier this year she conducted thesis research in Sweden and Denmark on transportation systems and their impact on "social isolation." Her thesis work received the Arthur Pulos award for her attention to ethics in design.
She is now pursuing her master's degree with a focus on social impact design to support positive community connectedness.