Ellie Kaufman

Ellie is a rising senior at the College of William & Mary where she is pursuing degrees in English and Hispanic Studies. She is a part of the William & Mary D.C. Community Engagement Summer Institute which combines a two-week course with a ten-week internship in which students evaluate the theories and practices of leadership in the non-profit sector.

Ellie is currently the chief staff writer of The Flat Hat, the bi-weekly student newspaper at the College. She has previously served as variety editor and staff writer. Ellie is the news reporter for Global Playground, a non-profit that sponsors educational projects in five countries to foster cross-cultural learning. Conversational in Spanish, she spent the past summer studying abroad in Spain and will return in the fall to study abroad for the semester. She hopes to combine her interest in the non-profit sector with a career in journalism and is excited to learn about both industries at the Pulitzer Center this summer.