School of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
For Powering a Nation, Elena's roles include videographer, photographer, video producer, copy editor and researcher.
Elena Rue is a graduate of Kenyon College where she studied anthropology and photography. In her photography, Rue primarily explores issues associated with international adoption and orphaned children. As a 2006 Duke University Hine Fellow, she spent 10 months working with a local NGO in Ethiopia to document the lives of AIDS orphans in Addis Ababa. Before starting graduate school Rue spent three years working for the Literacy Through Photography program at the Duke Center for Documentary Studies working collaboratively with teachers and students in Durham, N.C. and Arusha, Tanzania.