Classical Studies/Mathematics/Economics :: Sally & Louis Higger Scholar
If the maneuverings of public policymaking confound you, Ellen will impress you. One example of her work ethic is a historic preservation project on campus that she took on as a University Centers board member, where “a heated discussion turned into a legal battle.” Another experience: helping continue the public-private partnership between federal and nonprofit groups to combat labor trafficking. She served as an intern with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy during the summer of 2015. In that internship, she helped organize monthly expert panels and policy forums centered on advancing opportunity, protecting benefits and promoting basic labor standards for America's workers in the Future of Work campaign.
Ellen is a third-year double major (Classics, Mathematics/ Economics) with razor sights on the future: She hopes to pursue advanced degrees in law and economics. After that, Ellen sees herself shaping economic and legal academia. “I want to bridge the gap between political theory and practical policy.” Ellen will serve as an intern with the U.S. Department of State in the summer of 2016.