Ella is Project Manager at the Arava Institute’s Center for Transboundary Water Management (CTWM). With an MA in Conflict Resolution and Mediation from Tel Aviv University and a BA in Performing Arts from the Universite de Haute Bretagne, her professional focus was initially in the arts, and later in the field of development. For twenty years she managed, produced, and performed in theater and music productions before shifting towards the nonprofit sector.

Ella has worked as a consultant for IRC educational programs in Africa, headed up a humanitarian mission in Haiti, and served as the program coordinator for an international development accelerator based in Israel. She is also a mindfulness meditation practitioner and currently developing an emotional healing practice based on her own journey.