Ellie Schamber has a Ph.D. in European Intellectual and Cultural History from the University of California at Berkeley. She revised her Ph.D. dissertation into a book that was published by University Press in 1984. She has taught at Lone Mountain College, the University of Arizona, Mississippi State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Kaplan University. Since 2008 she has facilitated distance-learning courses at Boston University. She also tutors high school students for the SAT and adults in improving their writing and reading comprehension. Ellie became a student of Carl Buchheit at NLP Marin in 2000, and has continued to study and practice Transformational NLP since then. She currently resides and works in Mill Valley, California.