Elena Rue is a multimedia storyteller who uses the camera as a tool for exploration and learning. As a 2006 Duke University Hine Fellow, she spent ten months working with a local NGO in Ethiopia to document the lives of AIDS orphans in Addis Ababa. Elena spent three years working for the Literacy Through Photography (LTP) program at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. She is a 2011 graduate of the master’s program at the UNC–Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where she was a 2010 Carnegie-Knight News21 Fellow and a 2010–11 Reese Felts Digital Newsroom Fellow. Rue teaches photography and multimedia courses and is part-time Director of the Lewis Hine Documentary Fellowship program at the Center for Documentary Studies. She is a co-founder of StoryMineMedia, a multimedia production company based in Carrboro, NC.