Center for Public Interest Communications
Ellen Nodine helps organizations use science-driven strategic communications and storytelling to advance positive social change. She’s worked as a coach for numerous entities, including the United National High Commissioner for Refugees Innovation Service; scientists and program officers at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture; program directors and leaders of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America; University of Florida scientists, program leaders and educators; and many foundation and nonprofit communicators. Ellen directs the University of Florida’s online master’s in public interest communications, the first of its kind in the nation. She serves as the lead organizer for the frank gathering, a three-day conference uniting a community of communication strategists, behavioral and social scientists, artists, funders, agencies, business leaders and advocates working to drive positive social change.
Ellen grew up in Venezuela and is a dual-citizen, calling Antigua and Barbuda her second home. Ellen speaks Spanish and spent her early career teaching K-12 in Colombia. She spent 20 years in the Caribbean, working in the community and co-founded a nonprofit K-12 school.