Ellie Hartman comes to the Southeast Fisheries Science Center through the University of Miami's Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies. She is currently a Communications Intern for the Center. Ellie was born and raised in the mountains of Breckenridge, Colorado. She finished her undergraduate degree and first master's program at Barry University, Miami, Florida in Business Administration. She was hard at work in an array of fields before she came back to Miami to achieve a Master's degree in Professional Science, in Marine Conservation at The University of Miami. She loves the great outdoors, whether it is on the snow or in the ocean.