Ellen Gilbert

Program Coordinator, Leadership and Global Activation

Ellen coordinates the VVLead fellowship program, including the development of the online platform for the fellowship.

Favorite Quote?

“If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy


Where’s the best place you’ve traveled to?
Tie between Buenos Aires & Machu Picchu


List five things that people could ask you about?
Beer brewing, bluegrass music, travel, mindfulness practice, and vegetarian cooking


What was the last great book you read?
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. The metaphor he creates for global migration is timely and poetic.


What inspired you to work at Vital Voices, and what do you love about your job here?
I love working with the 50+ VVLead fellows who inspire me daily with their drive and courage to make the world a better place.