Ellen Hoffman, former director of communications at the Media Lab, has been a staff member at the Lab for 25 years. She works on communications for CCC, as well as on the Media Lab archive. After receiving her master’s of journalism from Boston University, she began her writing career at MIT’s News Office. She has written for the Harvard School of Public Health; Health Care International, Scotland; and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and is the author of Rock the Casbah. She serves on the board of directors for the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation and is a past member of GBH’s Community Advisory Board. In her spare time, she studies Italian and plays tennis and poker.