Ella Andriesse is a retired New York State attorney with a degree in International Public Law from Leiden University in the Netherlands. Six members of her family received visas in June of 1940 from Aristides de Sousa Mendes and traveled from Bayonne, France to Porto, Portugal on a sardine boat, the Milena. She is a member of the Foundation's research team. She conducts research and interviews on behalf of the Foundation and participated in the 2016 and 2017 Journey on the Road to Freedom pilgrimages. She is documenting the 1940 journey of the Milena in preparation for an upcoming exhibition in Portugal.