Ellen Alpaugh

Communications Assistant

Ellen Alpaugh is the communications assistant at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, where she leads Fordham's social-media strategy and event planning. Ellen recently 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.