Ellie has been working in food systems since 2013. She has been a lifelong food lover and was drawn to food systems work because of its ability to influence every other system that’s critical to creating a just and vibrant world. She currently serves as a Project Manager at the Wallace Center where she helps support the Food Systems Leadership Network, which connects current and emerging leaders, strengthens individual and collective leadership capacity, and fosters collaboration across communities. Before joining the Wallace Center, Ellie worked in state and local policy advocacy and in local food distribution. She has a Masters in Regional Planning from Cornell University and a BA from the University of Michigan. She lives in her hometown of Washington, DC but can never seem to stay away from the mountains for long.