Hi! I’m Ellen, the Sponsorship Coordinator for Ever Widening Circles!
Ever since I was a kid, I knew that my eventual career needed to be doing something good for the world. In high school I became close friends with Louisa, Dr. Lynda and Dr. Chuck’s middle child, who you might better know as the micro-preemie Lynda has talked about on this website and in her book! Through my friendship with Louisa, I learned about Ever Widening Circles, and I suppose the rest is history.
Through my undergraduate career at St. Lawrence University, I studied presidential rhetoric, government, and performance. On campus, I was a peer tutor, sales manager at the university phone-a-thon, and was the Editor-in-Chief of SLU’s yearbook: The Gridiron. In the Fall of 2018, I studied abroad in Dunedin, New Zealand. There, I was captivated by Māori culture and fascinated by its relationship with the NZ government – starkly different from the US Government’s relationship with indigenous peoples. Upon returning to the US, I published a series of articles discussing both the seemingly genuine aspects and the potential superficialities of that relationship in New Zealand and discussed what more needs to be done.
My passion for learning about cultures outside of my own and my love of new experiences have made EWC and I a perfect fit. I am thrilled to be a part of a team that is so collectively enthusiastic about the good in the world, all while still acknowledging that there is progress to be made.
Outside of my work with EWC, I am a figure skating coach, an avid painter, a movie and tv enthusiast, and have (thanks to my quarantine hobby of cooking) become quite the chef! Ask me about my black bean burger recipe – but only if you like things on the (very) spicy side.
If you ever are in need of a good laugh, ask me about…
The time I set off a fire alarm with a bag of popcorn
My tendency to get locked inside public bathrooms
My experience sprinting through Sydney, Australia – all alone – for free tickets to The Book of Mormon
And if you have any hot takes about movies or TV, I want to hear them!