Senior Profile: Ellie Haines

Communication and Rhetorical Studies

Huntington, NY

What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done?
That is a pretty tough question. It’s a toss up between sky diving and snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef. Both were very cool feelings that I will never forget but I’m going to go with snorkeling. It was really wild to see basically the whole cast of Finding Nemo up close and personal.

How’d you become a part of the Spiders team?
I became a part of the Spiders team my junior year and some of my friends were working here at the time. They told me that I would really love the environment here and what we do and it all sounded awesome, so I applied and never looked back. Spiders has taught me so much and I am very grateful.

What is your favorite memory as a Spider?
My favorite memory as a Spider would probably be all of the potlucks we have had. I can’t choose one specifically because they all have been great. It has been cool getting to know the Online Platforms staff as well as the fellow Spiders team and who doesn’t like to eat, right?

What are your post-graduation plans?
Beth and I keep joking that my plans are to just head to Dinosaur BBQ with my family and the rest is a mystery but that’s not entirely true. My post-graduation plans are to go off the grid for a little this summer and either backpack or WWOOF, which in simple terms is when you live on a farm and work for the farmer(s) in exchange for food and housing.Then after that I hope to get a job in production and/or comedy in LA or NYC. Overall I just plan on being happy and I want to step out of my comfort zone as much as possible.