Ella McCann is the International Program Associate at Chicago Sister Cities International, a division of World Business Chicago. Originally from Chicago, she moved to California to attend the Johnston Center at the University of Redlands and then to Japan to teach English on the JET Program. 

Ella graduated with a degree in “Language as a Tool to Breakdown Cultural Barriers”. Previously she worked for the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago as the Outreach Coordinator, introducing Chicagoans to Japanese culture, doing translation work, and working with Japanese diplomats in Chicago. As a member of the 20 Second Timeout Foundation, Ella is working on a mentorship program for alumni that will encourage past participants to help current participants through school and beyond.