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About Me

Nice to meet you. I'm Ellen, a rising senior at Boston College with a budding journalism habit. I'm currently working towards a degree in Communication while also studying Film and American Studies. 

While you're here, take a look at my work over the past few years. There's everything from sports coverage to museum exhibit previews, graphics to photos, and silly sketches to podcasts. 

If you like what you see, feel free to contact me at ellen@ellengerst.com.


Work Experience

May - August 2019

This summer, I'm one of three interns in the News Department at WBUR, Boston's NPR news station. I'm working on the newscast desk, reporting, interviewing, recording, and learning (fast!) alongside some seasoned pros. 

January - May 2019

In the spring semester of my junior year, I interned in the Public Relations department of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. I branched out from journalism and learned how to write a press release, grab clips, prep for press previews, and (kind of) how to walk through the museum without a map.

Last summer, I had the incredible opportunity to intern in the digital department at Boston Magazine. I gained tons of experience working in the online journalism world, doing everything from writing and reporting to taking and editing photos. 

January - May 2018

My first experience writing for a "real-world" publication came in the spring of my sophomore year, when I interned for the content side of Fancred, a standalone social media platform for sports fans. I wrote about 4 articles per week for FancredSports.com and learned more about place kickers than one person should ever know.

September 2016 - present

May - August 2018

My longest love affair to date has been with The Gavel, Boston College's progressive student publication. I started my freshman year as an editorial assistant, moving up to become first the associate sports editor and then the sports editor by the middle of my sophomore year. Thanks to The Gavel, I've learned an innumerable amount about writing, interviewing, SEO, deadlines, and, most importantly, Steve Addazio yelled at me on my birthday.



2016 - 2020

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

I'm currently a rising senior in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College. I'm majoring in Communication with minors in Film Studies and American Studies with a Journalism concentration (a bit of a mouthful). I've made the Dean's List with First Honors each semester, was selected to join the Communication Honors Program, and have maintained a 3.87 overall GPA.

FALL 2018

Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco

Right now, I'm across the pond in Ifrane, Morocco, studying Arabic and African politics in the School of Humanities and Social Science at Al Akhawayn University. 


Contact Me

881 Camino Ricardo

Moraga, CA 94556


Tel: +1 (925) 324-4184

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