Laura Leigh "Ellie" Clarke

Recovering theoretical physicist, professional geek, sci fi novelist, and die-hard Doctor Who fan.

Though she is originally from England, she is mostly what her friends call a "digital nomad", hanging in whichever country calls to her... as long as it has good wifi, and coffee.

“I first became a Village Member because I saw that even a small amount of money can make a massive impact on the lives of people who need it the most.

"Clean, functioning, water wells not only mean clean drinking water, it means a community can start to rebuild itself because girls aren’t having to walk for miles each day just to fetch water. This in turn means they can go to school. The impact on the rest of the village just from women having access to education is well documented.

"But it all starts with them having clean water. I am moved every time I hear the stories of what Well Aware has accomplished in these communities.”