Ellie Markovitch holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a specialization in Photojournalism from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Fine Arts in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.
Ellie has a diverse background in digital storytelling. As a newspaper staff photographer, she documented communities in the New York-New Jersey metro area. This work included the production of multimedia packages covering local and foreign assignments. As an educator, Ellie uses multimedia tools in her work with youth media productions, arts centers, and various nonprofits. Her work combines media, food literacy, and the exploration of interpersonal relationships. She applies her unique skill set to her passion for innovative and sustainable food practices, using storytelling to foster individual growth and strengthen communities. Her work has appeared in regional and national publications including America 24/7 books, The International Herald Tribune, Time magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Herald News, The Jersey Journal, Edible Capital District Magazine, The Kitchn, and others.
Ellie Markovitch is a native of Brazil. She joins the UMaine Department of Communication and Journalism as Lecturer in Journalism. Ellie will be teaching various digital journalism courses and running the internship program.