Ellen is a recognized leader of initiatives to encourage young girls, women, and minorities to pursue science, technology, engineering and math careers. Ellen holds a Ph.D. in History and has written on women’s participation in the workforce in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Britain. She was the founder and long-time director of the Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science, and Engineering at Rutgers University. Under her leadership, the initiative to encourage girls and women to enter STEM fields received the 1999 National Science Foundation’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. Ellen is also the former director of the Healthcare Services Program at the New Brunswick Health Sciences Technology High School, where she designed projects to encourage students to pursue education in healthcare fields. In sum, she has over 25 years of experience in designing educational programs for girls, young women, and students of color to encourage their participation in STEM fields. As a senior fellow, Ellen helps develop NCSCE initiatives, especially the SENCER project, in high schools around the nation. She also works to develop new opportunities to expand the inclusion of women in the STEM fields.