Ellen came to SCLT in 2021 as a TerraCorps service member and fell in love with the work immediately. She spends her mornings at City Farm as Rich Pederson’s wonder twin, getting grounded and learning about biointensive agricultural practices. She also helps run the Providence-based SCLT Youth Program and loves connecting with SCLT’s amazing Youth Staff. Her background is in international relations with a focus on the Middle East. Working with young people and growing food has been a joyful and transformative career change. Joining SCLT also brought her back to her home state of Rhode Island, which she loves.

When she’s not at SCLT, you can find Ellen with friends in the woods, in the water, or in the kitchen.