Dexter Ellis

Visual Science Communications Specialist

Dexter Ellis, Visual Science Communications Specialist, brings his background in science and the arts to communicate complex concepts to supporting the research team. His years of experience in photography, videography, visual design, website management, and communications helps translate science into visual communication that assists in sharing research with a wider audience.

Dexter graduated with a B.A. in Theatre from LSU and is pursuing a M.S. in Biology from the University of Saint Joseph with an expected graduation in May 2023. His thesis examines the microbiome of recycled oyster shells before they are used in the creation of living reefs that protect coastlines. He spent the years following his undergraduate studies working as the Director of Education & Community Programs at the Chicago Children's Theatre while overseeing the construction and operations of Howard Street Brewing Company.

His professional experience includes photography, videography, visual design, and website management.