Ellie Colbert

Ellie Colbert, a junior at Washburn High School, is a graduate of ThreeSixty Journalism’s 2013 spring NewsTeam. She is interested in starting a newspaper at her school and contributed her first piece as part of NewsTeam’s collaborative story on the Minneapolis Central Library’s Teen Tech Center.

Hometown: Minneapolis

Favorite author: John Green

Favorite musician(s): Matt & Kim, Dessa

Favorite movie(s): The Little Princess

Favorite places/things to do in the Twin Cities: The lakes

If you could interview anyone (living) who would it be? Harper Lee

What do you like about writing? I like being creative and expressing my thoughts.

What issues are important to you? Inequality, poverty, environmental issues.

What is your ideal future career? Working with people!

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Greece, because it’s beautiful.

What do you do when you’re not at school? I play soccer, do cross-country skiing and play cello.