Bio: I’m Elizabeth Real, but most people call me Ellie. I'm a freelance writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I was born in Michoacan, Mexico but grew up in East Palo Alto, CA. I have a BA in English from San Jose State University. When I’m not writing, you’ll usually find me binge-watching a TV series, watching makeup tutorials, cooking, or talking to animals. I have experience writing blog posts, news articles, creative personal stories, copy, informative articles, and attending/writing about local events. I have written for websites, newspapers, and magazines. In 2017, a profile that I wrote titled, "Ruben Abrica, East Palo Alto's First Latino Mayor," won 2nd Place in the Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards hosted by the San Francisco Press Club.