Ellen is an archaeologist with over ten years of experience in cultural resource management and academic archaeology. At CHP, Ellen helps support clients on a variety of government affairs, cultural resources, and historic preservation matters. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a BA in Archaeology, from Durham University with a MSc in Paleopathology, and she is currently a doctoral candidate in the College of William & Mary Anthropology Department. Ellen has conducted archaeological research in Missouri, California, Nevada, Virginia, Alabama, the United Kingdom, India, and Bermuda. In 2014, Ellen co-founded RVA Archaeology, a Richmond-based community organization dedicated to increasing the accessibility and relevance of the city’s archaeology, supporting public input in archaeological research, and advocating for the city’s heritage. Ellen is a member of the Society for Historical Archaeology, the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeologists, and the Council of Virginia Archaeologists, where she serves as a member of the Legislative Affairs committee.