About me

Ella Lee is a senior at DePaul University pursuing a degree in journalism with a minor in American politics. She is currently a fact check intern for USA TODAY, and has previously interned with the Chicago Sun-Times. She is the Print Managing Editor of The DePaulia, DePaul University’s independent student newspaper.

Her work has been published in USA TODAY, the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Suburban Life, The DePaulia, The Highland Park Landmark, Lake Forest Leader, Northwest Herald, gb&d magazine, Sixtysix magazine and The Daily Iowan. In addition to writing and reporting, she has ample experience in FOIA-filing, scouring local and federal court systems, in-depth research, page design, SEO, data analysis/visualization and social media promotion, among other things. In the future, she hope to utilize her sharp attention to detail and natural nose for news as an investigative reporter.

You can view my resume in the next tab over.

Here are some fun facts about me that were too fun to make it onto my resume:

  • I play the violin and began at three years old. I attribute my precision-driven work to the many years I’ve spent practicing it. Mahler 5 is my favorite piece of music, and Hilary Hahn once told me I have a sparkly personality.
  • My favorite drink is iced tea—but not Midwestern iced tea. The proper way to make iced tea, as is done in the South, is to fill the cup with ice to the very brim, and then let the tea fill in the empty space. The ice comes first in the name for a reason.