Ellie works part-time as educational programs coordinator for Agricultural Stewardship Association. She is an artist/educator in the Capital Region and member of Chefs Consortium, an organization that raises awareness of local food systems. Her blog, StoryCooking, a place to capture reflections on the roles of food in our lives, the impact of food on community, and explore people’s relationships with cooking and eating.
Ellie received an MFA in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in December 2011. For her thesis, she conceived StoryHarvest, “A Celebration of Art and Food from Seed to Table” at Collard City Grower in Troy, New York. Chefs and residents cooked dishes and gathered in the garden, where vegetables were harvested and a communal stew was prepared at the Sanctuary for Independent Media.
This past summer she produced and curated a series kitchen Sanctuary “Neighborhood Chef ” and lead “DIY Snackshops” in North Central Troy.
She was born in Brazil and now lives in Troy, New York with her husband and two children. She is fluent in four languages with extensive experience producing on-the-street interviews. Ellie carries a camera and recipes with her at all times—the tools she uses to communicate with, and build community. Some of her recent work includes DIY SnackShop, Heat it Up Dinner, and Flying Feast.