Chelsea L. Ellis
Permanent Address:
1408 Montclair Rd.
Orlando, FL 32812
(407) 275-6707

Present Address:
41030201 Keys Complex
Gainesville, FL 32612
(352) 846-9844

Education: University of Florida (July, 2000 to present)
Graduating in spring of 2004 with a BS in Journalism, Minor in Statistics
Grade Point Average (on a 4.0 scale): 3.96

Will enter graduate study in statistics at UF in fall of 2004

Work and Research Experience:
August 2003- present Database management assistant; used Microsoft Access to manage two large databases for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, a branch of the USDA; prepared spreadsheets and charts using Microsoft Excel to monitor toxins in fish populations in Lake Apopka.

January 2003- present Research assistant in mass communications; worked with a team of graduate and undergraduate students to design studies of the effect of online media on political participation; collected and analyzed data using statistical software SPSS.

May- August 2002 Editorial intern, Oxendine Publishing; wrote articles for "Florida Leader" and "Student Leader" magazines on various leadership and student government issues

May- July 2002 Public relations writer, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Science news desk; prepared press releases for UF scientists

November 2001- August 2002 Contributing writer, The Independent Florida Alligator; covered a variety of issues concerning UF students

Relevant Coursework and Skills:

    Experience using SAS, SPSS, and Microsoft Excel and Access and programming in HTML
    Statistical coursework in regression analysis, design of experiments and statistical theory
    Mathematical coursework in calculus and theoretical linear algebra
    Business coursework in economics and marketing

Memberships and Awards:

    Member of the UF Honors Program
    2002 University of Florida Anderson Scholar
    Member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society
    Member of Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism Honors Society
    Recipient of the 2002 Outdoor Writer's Association Scholarship
    Recipient of the 2003 Environmental Writer's Scholarship

Williams, A.P., Martin, J.D., Trammell, K.D., Landreville, K., & Ellis, C.(2004). Late night talk shows and war: Entertaining and informing through humor in R.D. Berenger (Ed.) Global Media Go to War. Spokane, WA: Marquette Books, in press

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