Ella McCann is the International Program Associate with Chicago Sister Cities International. She assists program managers and directors by providing logistical and administrative support for CSCI core initiatives. She facilitates correspondence with committee members and the public regarding programming, meetings, and delegations.
Ella is a native of Chicago Illinois. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in “Language as a Tool to Breakdown Cultural Barriers” from the Johnston Center for Integrative studies at the University of Redlands in Southern California. Before joining Chicago Sister Cities International, Ella was the Outreach Coordinator at the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago, managing school visits at Chicago Public Schools and introducing Japanese culture to Chicagoans. From 2012-2014, she lived in Japan and was an Assistant Language Teacher in Chiba Prefecture as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program. Ella is fluent in Japanese and knowledgeable in Spanish.