Ellen joined Earthworks in June 2017. Her path to extractive industry work began in Guatemala with the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA) in 2005, where she served as a human rights observer. Inspired by the commitment and bravery of local folks who were demanding justice and the right to self-determination, Ellen spent the following decade engaged in international solidarity and environmental advocacy work in Central America.
Most recently, she worked as the Guatemala Programs Coordinator with NISGUA where she collaborated closely with communities standing up to transnational mining corporations.
Upon returning to the US in 2015, Ellen joined the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, first as the Mining Justice Organizer, and later as the Environmental Justice Organizing Director.
Ellen grew up in rural Wisconsin and spent her college years in the Twin Cities. She earned her undergraduate degree in Spanish from the University of St. Catherine and her master’s degree in Latin American Studies from Stanford University.
Email: emoore [at] earthworks [dot] org
Phone: 202-887-1872 ×128
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota on traditional, ancestral, and contemporary lands of the Dakota people