Ellie Schaack

Ellie Schaack


During the last week of an internship with Senator Mark Udall, Ellie wrote a speech for the senator on the immigration reform bill. The bill passed the Senate two days later, and Ellie finally knew what to say when people asked what she wanted to do with her life.

She spent the next summer at West Wing Writers, where she wrote for nonprofit directors, political leaders, and CEOs, and saw her work published by the Washington Post and MSNBC. Immediately upon her graduation from Duke University, she joined the firm full-time.

Ellie holds a degree cum laude in Political Science and English, and was an Angier B. Duke and Alice M. Baldwin Scholar. While at Duke, she conducted research for State Department officials, traveled to India for the World Universities Debating Championship, and wrote the student newspaper’s most read column. She also learned how to sing opera, program computers, and care way too much about college basketball.

Originally from Colorado, Ellie now lives in Washington, DC.

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