Ellen Oshinsky is Avodah’s Stragetic Partnerships Associate based in DC. She previously served as an Avodah Corps Member in New Orleans. During her time as an Avodahnik, she worked as a teaching assistant at an elementary school, which sparked her interest in building inclusive communities to foster social change and creating connections nourished by Judaism. Most recently, Ellen was Avodah´s New York Program Director. Prior to joining Avodah, Ellen was an Environmental Educator with Audubon New York and an NYC Public School Teacher. She has hosted a retreat for self-identified women looking to connect to self-care and Judaism through the Moishe House Retreatology Program. Ellen has a MA in Elementary Inclusive Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BA in Spanish from the University of Miami. In her free time, Ellen loves to explore Rock Creek Park, to speak Spanish, and to learn about mindfulness and holistic health.