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The George Washington University, Columbia University - Teachers College
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Hey, I’m Ellen!

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I'm a freelance writer and former high school English teacher who got tired of dealing with overbearing parents and left teaching four years ago.

In 1990, I came to DC to attend GWU, graduated, and left DC for about 10 years. During that interval, I lived in Thailand, New York City, Chicago, Boston, and Egypt. Some highlights of my travels include being chased by a monkey in Thailand, seeing the pyramids in Egypt, and being spat on by a shaman in Peru.

I returned to DC nine years ago, but I'm always up for a trip somewhere, whether it's a few days in New York to attend the US Open or a weekend in Boston, visiting friends. I was an Airbnb host for two years, but I sold my house this summer and no longer have room to host. I still use Airbnb as a traveler and find any opportunity to sing its praises!