Ellie Masson has been a graduate fellow with NH Listens since September 2020 and is completing a Master of Public Policy at the Carsey School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Richmond.
With NH Listens, she has helped facilitate several racial equity trainings from one workshop to multiple months-long learning series. She has also worked on public health projects and coalition-building in the North Country, education research around the impact of COVID-19 on educators, students and families, and assisted in teaching an equity and engagement class through UNH. She is currently focused on facilitating civil discourse in polarized times and applying these practices to equity work in New Hampshire.
Ellie’s academic interests center on transformative criminal legal reform and advocating for safer, creative, just, and equitable drug policy reforms. She is a yoga teacher and enjoys linking the social justice philosophies of yoga to racial equity and policy work. Through her work with New Hampshire Listens and the events of the past few years, Ellie has seen the power of community and is dedicated to creating deeper and inclusive communities through dialogue, vulnerability, and care. She lives in Portsmouth with her partner.