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Elinor Hills is a Brooklyn-born photographer and brand strategist with a background in visual art and an MSc degree in Medical Anthropology from Oxford University (2020). Her interests include mental and emotional well-being, healthcare equity, and the importance of visual narratives and communication in making medicine more accessible. She is passionate about working across disciplines to find innovative, user-centered health solutions. She currently works on brand and content strategy at Oova, a women's health start-up.


2020, Oxford University, Master of Science, Medical Anthropology

2018, Yale University, Bachelor of Arts, Visual Art and Anthropology


Work Experience:

2022–, Brand Strategy and Content, Oova, NYC

2021–22, Editor, Content Marketing, Healthline Media, NYC

2018–19, Research Associate, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, New Haven

2011–19, Volunteer, ArtWorks for Youth, Port Elizabeth, SA

2016, Intern to the Exhibition Manager, The Drawing Center, NYC

2014–2017, Photography Lab Monitor, Yale School of Art, CT



2016–2017, staff photographer and editor, The New Journal, Yale University

2015-2017 staff photographer and editor, Yale Daily News, Yale University

2014, cover art, "Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling" by Lucy Frank


April 2018, Senior Thesis Exhibition, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT

Dec 2017, Joe Slovo Family Portraits, The Aisling Gallery, New Haven CT (Solo Show)

2015, Art. Write. Now. Tour and National Exhibition, USA

Nov 2015, Yale Undergraduate Fall Art Show, New Haven, CT


Awards and Grants:

2018, Distinction in the Art Major, Yale University

2017, Robert C. Bates Traveling Fellowship, Yale University

2015, Mary Hotchkiss Williams Fellowship, Yale University Art Gallery

2014, Gold Medal, National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards


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