Ella Field Ella Field is an editorial apprentice for Better Homes & Gardens and a current senior at Drake University. She has 5+ years of experience as a writer and more than 2 years of experience as a scientific research assistant. Ella has contributed to multiple local and student publications and has been a communications intern for 3 years and counting at Drake University. She has also served as research assistant at Drake for nearly 2 years. Ella was recognized for her research in the 2021 American Planning Association student poster competition in which she won first place. Ella grew up loving all things design, especially in the home. From going to interior design conventions in high school to redecorating her college house, she strives to create beautiful, exciting spaces. Ella also loves to incorporate second-hand finds, antiques, and sustainability in her life whenever possible. Ella is finishing up her last semester at Drake University completing a BAJMC in Magazine Media and BS in Environmental Science. She has held various leadership positions as a designer, writer, and served as the president of Drake's largest environmental organization for over 2 years. Ella is also 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.