I am a traveler with an urge to document. I believe that by hearing and sharing human stories, all of us can be catalysts for positive change. I view myself as a constant student of the world, offering and learning what I can, where I can.

I have been honing my photography and filmmaking skills for the past decade, turning a casual hobby into a passion, which will hopefully take me further. I have studied under Ami Vitale (National Geographic) and Rick Gershon (MediaStorm), as well as taken courses at the International Center of Photography and the Brown University Leadership Institute. I was a two-time finalist in Photographer's Forum Best of College and High School Photography Contest. In addition, I was asked to speak at the RFK Center for Human Rights annual fundraising gala about my participation in their film contest. 

I continue to work on personal projects, especially when traveling. I am currently studying government and film at Wesleyan University.

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Contact me at ellaai@mac.com