Ellen Alpaugh

Communications Associate

Ellen Alpaugh is the media relations associate at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, where she leads Fordham's media outreach and social-media strategy. Ellen graduated cum laude from Rhodes College with a degree in psychology. At Rhodes, Ellen helped create an after-school arts program for middle-school students and preformed research on children's communication development. She spent her summers working in various youth development programs, where she got her first taste for ed reform. A New Orleans native, Ellen loves spicy food, good music, and exploring all that D.C. has to offer.