Ellen is a rising senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she is studying political science. She grew up on a farm in southeastern Wisconsin and enjoys spending time with her family whenever she can.

When she isn’t cheering on the Wisconsin Badgers she likes to cheer for the Green Bay Packers and go kayaking.

One of her greatest accomplishments is successfully bringing Ben Shapiro to her campus with her conservative group on campus and her most rewarding experience was interning for her Congressman Paul Ryan last summer.

Ellen enjoys going on spontaneous trips with her good friend Dana.

Ellen’s favorite quote is “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved, and always will solve, the problems of the human race”- Calvin Coolidge

One of her favorite things to do in her free time is take selfies with her dog Suzie.

Ellen’s favorite conservative woman is her mother, who has been her role model her entire life because of her selflessness and strong values.

Ellen first heard about CBLPI from a friend. Once she attended a summit she knew it was an organization she wanted to get involved in.