Born and raised in Philadelphia, Ellie Zdancewic is a junior at Masterman High School. A self-described "huge nerd", Ellie has loved learning from a young age. She learned to read while attending reception (kindergarten) in England. Since then, Ellie has maintained a passion for education and strives to instill that passion in every Philadelphia student. She finds a creative outlet and community in modern hand embroidery. As Visual Media Manager, Ellie uses her love of graphic design to create content and design advocacy guides for UrbEd.