Ellen Cornette is a third-year graduate student. She received her BA in Theatre, Design and Technology from UNC-Wilmington and a BS in Geology from Western Carolina University. She has worked at for the past three years with Opera Wilmington, in Wilmington NC. She practiced as a environmental geologist in the southeast region of the US for many years but has decided to pursue her passion of costume production here at UNC-Chapel Hill and PlayMakers Repertory Company.