Hello! My name is Ellen and I am happy to be part of student services here at Columbia. Before joining the A&R team, I was a first-generation college student navigating the higher education landscape in the middle of the pandemic. My educational journey began at Modesto Junior College where I studied anthropology and worked in the Counseling Center and the Instruction Office. Afterwards, I transferred to UC Irvine where I graduated with two bachelor degrees in anthropology and international studies, while also conducting original research and holding a remote internship in Washington D.C.