Ellie is an Associate Director of Research on CCSA's Schools Team. In her role, she contributes to CCSA’s research initiatives and provides policy and data analysis to support CCSA’s legislative advocacy efforts. Ellie is committed to improving educational outcomes and opportunities for all students. Prior to working at CCSA, Ellie completed a master’s degree in public policy at the University of Southern California, with specialization in policy communication and advocacy. While at USC, Ellie worked for an international NGO, supporting their grant reporting requirements and helping to provide vulnerable communities with access to education. In her free time, Ellie enjoys bouldering and hiking in the Eastern Sierra.