Ellen Sweet held various executive positions in nonprofit communications for more than 15 years, most recently as Vice President for External Affairs at Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health. She was also Communications Director at the Center for Reproductive Rights, Vice President of Public Affairs at the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Communications Director at the Vera Institute of Justice. Prior to that, she worked for many years on staff and as a freelancer for national magazines including Ms. Magazine, where she served as senior editor and writer. She has a BA from Smith College and an MA from Yale University. She is now retired and volunteering her time for Girls Write Now.