Ellen Barfield is a full-time peace and justice activist who serves on national boards or committees of War Resisters League, Veterans for Peace, School of the Americas Watch, and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. In her hometown of Baltimore, MD, she co-founded and directs the Phil Berrigan Memorial Chapter of Veterans For Peace, and works with the civil resistance group Baltimore Pledge of Resistance as well as Nicaragua and Palestine solidarity groups. She has traveled with multiple peace delegations to Iraq, Palestine and Nicaragua. Ellen served in the US Army 1977 to 1981, and has a B.S. in Animal Science.