2nd Class, 2003-2005
Policy Placement: World Food Program, Rome, Italy
Ellen analyzed the food basket for WFP’s school feeding program to determine its “nutrition friendliness” in different countries and the amounts of fortified food children receive. She researched WFP’s maternal and child nutrition program best practices, which were used in the design and implementation of a new maternal and child health intervention in Sierra Leone. In addition, she contributed to executive board papers on WFP nutrition policy regarding development interventions, nutrition in emergencies, and fortification.
Field Placement: WFP Southern Africa Regional Office, Johannesburg, South Africa
Ellen provided technical support to country offices on nutrition and fortification strategies and was project lead for school-based interventions in the region.
Ellen holds an MS in Nutrition from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy from Tufts University, and an MA in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. She worked on a variety of food security projects in Africa and spent several years with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency working on environmental policy. Ellen served as an aquaculture extension agent with the Peace Corps in Cameroon. She speaks French.