Ellie’s passion for UpTurnships’ mission comes from her personal experience in college when she worked as an unpaid intern several times to gain experience. She saw inequity and a lack of diversity in her intended field of strength and conditioning and is determined to help UpTurns feel secure in their industries. Out of college, she worked as a personal trainer and found it fulfilling to help others identify their motivations and reach their goals. Most recently, Ellie was a family case manager and helped parents to overcome barriers and obtain employment and housing stability for their family. She moved to the Twin Cities from Indiana this year with her partner, and enjoys exploring Minnesota and taking advantage of all that it has to offer. Ellie earned a B.S. from Purdue University in Movement and Sport Sciences with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She is currently working towards a Global Career Development Facilitator certification.