Place-Based Extension Educator and Education Coordinator at MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center, Ellen designs, develops, and delivers place- and community-based agriculture and environmental education. Ellen collaborates with community partners, schools, and other MSU Extension Institute educators to provide experiential learning opportunities for adults and youth. A certified environmental educator and member of the North American Association of Environmental Trainers Bureau, Ellen earned a Master of Education with concentrations in place-based education, sustainability, and equity and change. Ellen's background in 4-H leadership includes project areas of science, wilderness skills, and community service. Trained as a 4-H Outdoor Adventure Challenge leader, Ellen has led many youth and adults on wilderness adventures.