Ellen Daniels is the Assistant Director of Communications for the Contemplative Sciences Center. She joined the CSC communications team in July 2017, in a joint role with the Curry School of Education. She became a full time CSC staff member in August 2018.
Ellen has worked in diverse areas of UVA communications since 2007, including the School of Law, University Human Resources, and the Curry School of Education. She has been the Assistant Communications Director at the Youth-Nex Center since 2010. Prior to her work at UVA, Ellen lived in New York City where she managed design studios and large-scale communications projects in advertising, graphic design, photography and finance. Ellen has also worked in the broadcasting field for radio stations in Charlottesville and currently hosts a radio program for an independent station.
Ellen is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and an alumna of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and is a holistic health counselor certified by the Columbia University Teacher’s College. Ellen volunteers at a local radio station and co-hosts her own program.