Title: Contributing Editor
Education: Drake University
Location: Barrington, Illinois
Expertise: Crafts, Cleaning, Home Design, Pets, Sustainability

Ella Field is a contributing editor for Better Homes & Gardens magazine in the home & lifestyle content areas. Prior to being a contributing editor, she was an editorial assistant and editorial apprentice for Better Homes & Gardens. She has experience writing, editing, and producing. 


  • 6+ years of experience as a writer
  • Contributor to Better Homes & Gardens 
  • Experienced in writing craft-project how-tos and testing cleaning products 
  • Former lifestyle and food writer for Drake Magazine and Drake Political Review


Ella finds the way we live at home and create our designed environments one of the most important (and interesting) aspects of our lives. She loves to explore new topics, and has covered a variety of different subjects at Better Homes & Gardens—all surrounding things that make our home, well, home—including cleaning, home design, crafts, and pets. And with a background in environmental science, Ella strives to include sustainability wherever and whenever possible. She’s a huge fan of vintage and antiques and loves to incorporate sentimental pieces throughout her home. When she’s not working, you can find her knitting, often with her cat and dog nearby. 

Ella has contributed to Better Homes & Gardens for the past two years as a writer and editor. Before that, she spent 5 years writing for multiple local and student publications and worked in the Drake University communications department for 3 years. She also has experience in the science world, where she served as a research assistant at Drake for 2 years, studying the effects of flooding and how communities interact with water.


Ella graduated Magna Cum Laude from Drake University with a Bachelors of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication in Magazine Media and Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science. In her final year at Drake, Ella worked as an editorial apprentice for Better Homes & Gardens. Other Drake highlights: Ella served as the president of Drake's largest environmental organization for 3 years, was a presidential scholar, and recipient of a 2021 Donald V. Adams Leadership Institute award.

About Better Homes & Gardens

Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.

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