Ellie Householder was born and raised in the East Bay Area and became interested in social justice advocacy after her hometown of Antioch, CA was devastated by the Great Recession. She attended De Anza College earning two A.A.s with a focus on environmental law. In 2016, Ellie transferred to the University of California, Berkeley, graduating with a B.A. in American Studies. Following graduation, she became a consultant for the Antioch Unified School District. In 2018, Ellie decided she needed to do more, and successfully ran for the Antioch School Board, becoming the youngest ever elected in Antioch’s history. Ellie is currently finishing her Master’s in Public Policy and continues to take an intersectional approach to policy, with the ultimate goal of ensuring governance works for all people, not just the wealthy and privileged.