Elena Rue is co-founder of StoryMineMedia, a visual storytelling company specializing in documentary storytelling. She is part-time director of the Lewis Hine Documentary Fellowship Program at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, where she also teaches video and multimedia classes.
As a Lewis Hine Documentary Fellow in 2006, Rue spent ten months working with a nongovernmental organization, Hope for Children, in Ethiopia. She spent three years coordinating the Literacy Through Photography program at the Center for Documentary Studies, working with teachers in Durham and abroad to use photography as a tool for learning in the classroom. 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.