about Ellen

Ellen has spent many years as a professional wordsmith, helping to shed light on such topics as world travel, cargo pants, and the porosity of bath tiles. As a freelance copywriter for Esurance, she brings her boundless curiosity to the world of insurance. Outside work, she can be found cheering on the San Francisco Giants, hiking in the Oakland hills, and (barely) resisting smuggling penguins home from Antarctica.

More posts by Ellen

Epic Fail: Minicars Perform Terribly in New Crash Test

The small overlap front crash test is an important measure of vehicle structure. Find out how 11 minicar models held up.

Safe and smart | Around the nation

Driving Tips from Race Car Driver Natalie Fenaroli

Are race car drivers safer behind the wheel than ordinary drivers? Find out in our Q&A with a talented up-and-comer.

Safe and smart | Getting there

5 Ways to Fight the Winter Blues

Winter can feel like a 3-month case of the Mondays. Use these 5 tips to chase away the blues.

DIY hacks

Pin for a Chance to Win a Trip to SOBEWFF in Miami

Enter the Esurance Digital Dinner Party Contest on Pinterest and your pins could send you to foodie paradise. What will you bring to the table?

Around Esurance

New Mexico: From Champagne Powder to Flying Saucers

Esurance is now in the Land of Enchantment! Join us on a virtual road trip as we get to know this amazing state.

All the news | Travel hacks