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As Development Operations Manager, Ellen is leading a team that supports our Regional Representatives with back-end systems and administration. She creates and implements donor support processes and policies, equipping fundraisers to care for donors and connect them more deeply to the work and mission of Plant With Purpose.

Previously, Ellen worked as a Grant Writer at Voices for Children, with AmeriCorps at Habitat for Humanity East Bay, and administered impact evaluation surveys in Guatemala to benefit Heifer International. She has a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations from UC Davis and a Master's Degree in International Development and Nonprofit Management from UC San Diego. Ellen is excited to play a part in an organization that cares deeply for people and the environment. When Ellen is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband Matt and two young children - Samuel and Lily.

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