ELLEN PETERS has earned a B.A. in theatre and psychology from Bates College in Maine and an Ed.M. in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard University. She has also studied improvisational comedy. Ellen has performed on stage and screen with professional and community productions and has directed and taught at community theatres in Maine and Washington, D.C., all prior to her move to Tacoma in 2011. She joined the Tacoma Little Theatre Board in fall 2012. While in Maine, she also served on the Lewiston Auburn Public theatre (AEA) Board, and as Chair of the Education Committee, Ellen spearheaded a school liaison program, the Maine Learning Results connection to theatre productions, and the “No Teacher Left Behind” free educator preview nights. Ellen is delighted to be a part of the Tacoma arts community and is an administrator at the University of Puget Sound.