A Rocky Mountain native, Ellicott grew up in a town with a large but disenfranchised immigrant population. The inequality she witnessed as a child continues to inspire her work at OneAmerica.
Ellicott graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Colby College with a B.A. in Anthropology and Latin American Studies. She was involved in a number of student-led efforts to improve the campus environment for LGBT students, students of color, and survivors of sexual assault. Her undergraduate research led her to Guatemala and Ecuador where she developed a deep passion for environmental justice.
When Ellicott’s sense of adventure tugged her to Seattle, she joined the OneAmerica team as an AmeriCorps member in the Washington New Americans program. As a Policy Associate she now focuses primarily on how environmental issues affect Washington’s immigrant and refugee communities. When she’s not working, you can find Ellicott at farmer’s markets, trail running, backpacking, skiing, or enjoying the region’s impressive selection of craft beers.