Ellie is the Students Reinventing Cities Project Officer at C40 Cities, part of the Urban Planning and Design Team in the Department of Climate Solutions and Networks.

Ellie works with 12 world-leading cities, as well as students and academia across the globe, to manage the C40’s Students Reinventing Cities competition. This initiative invites young people to reimagine urban spaces and share their vision for green and thriving neighbourhoods, helping make the 15-minute city a reality.

Ellie joined C40 in 2022 as C40-Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards Intern, working in the Executive Office. She coordinated the 2022 Awards Celebration and Opening Reception, which celebrated the best examples of city-led climate action, at the C40 World Mayors Summit in Buenos Aires. At the Summit, she also supported C40’s International Youth Delegation.

Before joining C40, Ellie coordinated the European Union’s ERASMUS+ KA204 project, ‘Photovoice: A window on the sexual and emotional rights of migrant women’, in Valencia, Spain. Working with women’s NGO ‘Asociación Por Ti Mujer’, she also organised the project’s international Good Practice Exchange Week and photo exhibition.

Ellie is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Italian and holds a BA in Modern Languages from the University of Bristol, UK.