Ellie Markovitch Resume

Ellie Miranda Markovitch Bangor, Maine
elliemarkovitch@gmail.com
http://storycooking.com
http://www.instagram.com/elliemarkovitch

Objective
I seek to apply my passion for innovative sustainable food practices and my unique skill
set that includes food preparation, visual and social media storytelling, and community
engagement.

Bio
I am a native of Brazil. I have a professional background in photojournalism and an
MFA degree in Electronic Arts. I am also a skillful cook and social media influencer. My
current work revolves around media and food literacy. I use food as a starting point for
conversations and community building. As a member of the Chef’s Consortium of New
York State, I have helped develop and deliver programs that raise awareness of local
food systems. While in Upstate New York, I also developed and ran educational
programs in collaboration with local organic farmers and the Agricultural Stewardship
Association.

Experience

Media Educator

2018 – Food + media literacy workshops for non-profits in New York and Maine

Spring 2019 Adjunct instructor, University of Maine, Orono, ME

2011 – 2016 Artist/Educator, Youth Media Production, The Sanctuary for Independent 

Media, Troy, NY

2010 – 2016 Teaching Artist, Food and Photography, The Arts Center of the Capital

Region, Troy, NY

2012 – 2015 Outreach Coordinator, Agricultural Stewardship Association, Troy, NY

2012 – 2013 Photography teacher, Unseen America workshops, Workforce

Development Institute, Troy, NY

Spring 2012 Artist/Educator, Tech Valley High School, Rensselaer, NY

12/2011 Artist/Educator, food workshop at the New York Hall of Science, New

York, NY

2011 – Member, Chefs Consortium of New York, participate in planning and

delivery of programs that raise awareness of local food systems

                 

Photojournalism

07/2019 – Freelancer, University of Maine, Orono, ME

03/2007 – 07/2008 Freelancer, Paris, France. Produced multimedia packages for The

International Herald Tribune newspaper and media websites        

10/2000 – 01/2004 Staff Photographer, The Herald News daily newspaper, West

Paterson, NJ 

02/2000 – 09/2000 Photo intern, The Jersey Journal daily newspaper, Jersey City, NJ

05/1999 – 08/1999 Staff photographer, The Lewisville Leader weekly newspaper,

Lewisville, TX

08/1995 – 05/1996 Photographer, Southwestern Oklahoma State University Public

Relations Office

 

Photojournalism Foreign Assignments

10/2004 Mexico, outsourcing of New Jersey jobs 

09/2003        Turkey, New Jersey band tour

05/2002 Poland, New Jersey connections 

08/2001 India, New Jersey charitable connections 

02/2001 El Salvador, earthquake 

08/2000 Puerto Rico, Vieques protests 

 

Main Honors and Awards

2010 Finalist of PBS Point-of-View ‘This is My Family,’ “4-Minute Memoir: Reflections on Motherhood”

2008 First place, News Audio Slideshow (Independent) on the Web, National

Press Photographers Association – The Best of Photojournalism

International Competition

2005 – 2006 Judge for the Society for News Design – The Best of Multimedia

Design Competition 

2004 Second place, “Losing Mary,” Feature Picture Story, National Press

Photographers Association – The Best of Photojournalism International

Competition

2003 Photographer, America 24/7 books, New Jersey. Documented life in the state of

New Jersey as part of a nationwide project 

2003 New Jersey Understanding Award, New Jersey Press Photographers Association 

2001 First place, Feature photography, New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists 

 

Education

12/2011 Master of Fine Arts in Electronic Arts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,

Troy, NY

12/1998 Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Photojournalism specialization, University

of Texas at Arlington, TX

 

Other Skills

Social Media

Culinary with emphasis on food literacy, recipe development, and sustainable practices

Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, working knowledge of French

 

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