Ellen Caminiti she/her

Communications Coordinator

Ellen Caminiti is the Communications Coordinator for the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), where she is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the organization’s social media channels and working with the Communications Director to develop messaging and communications strategy to help amplify all of NCLR’s impactful work for the LGBTQ community. Ellen truly enjoys the creative and intersectional nature of her position is excited about the potential that NCLR’s social media channels hold. 

Although she has always been involved in some sort of social justice issue, Ellen got her real start in activism while living in Washington D.C., where she interned for the Environmental Investigation Agency. Now living in San Francisco, she still organizes around the climate, has given speeches, written essays, and organized collaborative art projects. She was even arrested once for protesting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a project that would have destroyed Indigenous lands.  After coming out at 24 years old, Ellen realized the importance of including LGBTQ rights in her activism work, leading to her eventual position with the Communications Department at NCLR. 

Ellen graduated from the University of California, Davis where she holds a degree in International Relations and has minors in Psychology and Global Disease Biology. She had the tremendous honor of being her class’s student commencement speaker when she graduated in 2019.