llie Smith holds a B.A in history and religious studies from Albright College. She is currently finishing her Masters’ of Theological Studies with a Jewish Studies Certificate at Vanderbilt Divinity School. Her area of study is 19th and 20th century religious history. Ellie is an alumna of Phi Mu Fraternity. She has spent many years participating in theatre and music. She received vocal training for twelve years. Her work as a dramaturg has been national recognized by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and she has also done dramaturgical work for Vanderbilt Theatre and Nashville Repertory Theatre. Ellie has previously worked at the Jewish Museum of Maryland.