Ellie Markovitch Resume

Ellie Miranda Markovitch Bangor, Maine
Cook : Share : Connect

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

Community Development – Food and Media
07/2018 Instructor, Maine Grain Alliance Kneading Conference, Skowhegan, ME
2017 Food workshops in Goiania, Brazil
2012 – 2015 Outreach Coordinator, Agricultural Stewardship Association, Troy, NY
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 – 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

Food Industry
2015 – 2016 Cook and Media Liaison, Dali Mamma Cafe, Albany, NY

Communication
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
2018 Featured on thekitchn.com, Produce-Waste-Tips
2015 Featured on Edible Capital District Magazine, Seasonal Recipes
2011 Featured on PBS “Heirloom Meals Thanksgiving Special,” Family Recipe
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

Special Skills
• Social Media
• Culinary
• Video and Audio Production: Still photography, Audio, Video, Photoshop, Final Cut
Pro, Audacity, Soundslides
• Multi-lingual: fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, working knowledge of
French

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