After graduating from Fordham University in 2008 with a B.A in History and a B.A. in Communications, Ellen Brooks worked on various projects, including interning with the Chicago History Museum and the Chicago Cultural Alliance. She found her way to Oral History through a passion for storytelling and public history. During the summer of 2013, Ellen worked as the Education Intern for the Lower East Side Tenement Museum where she aided in organizing the Museum’s oral history collection and advised on integrating oral history into public programming. She graduated from OHMA in the fall of 2013 – her thesis project focused on how women narrate the stories of their scars and tattoos Ellen currently works as the Oral Historian at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison, WI where she manages the current oral history collection while working to grow the Oral History Program.