Ellie Green is the only child of a Chinese immigrant (mother) and a parent of English and Russian descent (father). As a result, she has been immersed in several cultures and languages throughout her upbringing.
Green moved to Colorado to pursue business administration and journalism at Colorado State University. It’s a fresh start from where she grew up in Kansas City, which reminds her so much of her parents. About a year and a half ago, Green’s mother disappeared and her whereabouts are part of an ongoing investigation. Her dad has not only been absent in the search, but went so far as to tell Green her mother died. Her journey to find the truth and fight for her mom without her dad has inspired many, as depicted by Dr. Phil and Dateline NBC productions.
Green’s unfortunate circumstances and journey through grief to better mental health has far from discouraged her. She is passionate about helping others share their voice when they otherwise might not be heard, whether due to unfortunate circumstances, race, or ethnicity. Green was interested in Culturs because of the opportunity to share stories from many different backgrounds and experiences. She hopes to continue to inspire and talk about issues that may be unconventional – from race to mental health.