Meet the Staff: Ella

Welcome Ella to the DC Center! As the health and wellness intern, she looks forward to getting to know the center and the people it serves. You can meet Ella at the DC Center on weekdays and some evenings. She is looking forward to working with the peer support groups and learning more about the mental and physical healthcare needs of the LGBTQ+ community.


Birthdate, Astro Sign

January 5, 2000. I’m a capricorn sun and moon and a virgo rising!


Where are you originally from? 

I was born and raised in DC.


Why did you start working at the DC Center? 

I wanted the chance to learn more about working in mental health, and the Center’s work is so important! 


What has been your favorite part about working at the DC Center?

How kind and welcoming the staff is.


What is your music anthem? 

Space Cowboy by Kacey Musgraves


What is your favorite part about the LGBTQ+ community? 

My friends and my girlfriend!


What is your favorite spot in DC and what do you do there? 

Rock creek park, I love to take walks there and listen to a good podcast or audiobook.


What is your favorite queer movie?  

Boy Erased– the book is also very powerful.


What color would you paint the White House, given the chance?  

A nice olive green. Might put a few murals on the sides!


Who do you look up to in the queer community?
Experimental musician Pauline Oliveros. She was out and open in a time when that was very uncommon, and her music is incredibly powerful.

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