2014 Lilly Scholar – Hyeree Ellis

Hyeree Ellis
2014 Graduate, Scottsburg High School
2018 Graduate, DePauw University, English literature and sociology degree
2020 Graduate, University of Illinois, Master of Arts, English Literature


After finishing all of her coursework, Hyeree is currently wrapping up her doctorate degree in English while working full time as an Art Director for Strategic America. Prior to becoming a Creative, Hyeree taught undergraduate-level courses on English literature, fiction, social issues, and writing & research at the University of Illinois where she was also formerly the Research Assistant for the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory.