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Arts alumni are an accomplished crew. They have great advice for students and fellow graduates, and know that arts degrees teach skills that are sought-after in the professional environment. 

Ella Clarens, BA'11 (Psychology, Communications)


Calgarian born freelance writer, Ella Clarens, has a passion for sharing others stories as she loves to learn about and connect with people. Since 2010, she has been uncovering the gems of local talent helping to boost awareness of their work and increasing their clientele. Clarens has taken her writing nationally and internationally covering Fashion Week in Toronto as well as New York. She has interviewed influencers such as Derrick Rutledge, Oprah Winfrey’s makeup artist and Lubov Azria, Chief Creative Officer for BCBGMAXAZRIA Group. You can find her monthly column in the Calgary Herald revealing the next up-and-coming local star in the beauty or fashion industry.