Ellie is the eldest multiracial, queer daughter of an immigrant from the largest Muslim country in the world. An organizational strategy and equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) specialist with a 20-year career in management consulting, leadership and program development, communications, and open data and civic technology, she believes that individuals and communities are the experts of their own experience and that asset-based approaches deliver the most impact.
Ellie spent over a decade in social impact on international programs and organizational effectiveness, prior to advising on program, product, and business strategy as Director of Impact at Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies. She has served as a mentor to Founder Institute, regularly advises on business strategy, and speaks regularly on identity, leadership, and civic engagement.
Ellie has been interviewed by and featured in the Washington Post, USA Today, Silicon Valley Business Journal, and Tech Inclusion’s D&I Leader Spotlight for her EDI expertise. Ellie has a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in Urban and Strategic Management from San Francisco State University, and a specialty in Generative Somatics and Emotional Intelligence.