Hometown: Anoka, MN
High School: Anoka High School
Size of Graduating Class: 600
Sports/Clubs/Orgs Ellen Participated in: I was on the cross country, nordic skiing, and track teams all four years of high school.
Awards Received: I received the Honor Athlete and AP Scholar awards in high school, and I made the Dean's list both semesters of my freshman year.
Why Ellen Chose Her Major: "I want to do marketing because it involves the perfect mix of analytical thinking and creative thinking. I love looking at data and finding specific answers, but I also love analyzing images and words for their deeper meanings."
Favorite Things: Pizza rolls, Mamma Mia, Twitter videos (RIP Vine), the Bachelor franchise, and singing Build Me Up Buttercup in Camp Randall
Dislikes: Selfishness, humidity, and biking
Favorite Place In Ellen's Home-State: Lake Harriet/Bde Maka Ska in downtown Minneapolis
Favorite Place on Campus: The top floor of Science Hall
One Word That Describes Ellen's Personality: Optimistic
Favorite Color: Pastel Yellow
When Ellen was a kid, she wanted to be a: High School Teacher
Favorite Music Groups/Acts: Sam Smith, Clairo, Paramore, and Litany
If Ellen had a free night to do whatever she wanted, she would: Go for a boat ride, then watch Les Mis with my roommates
Hero/Heroine: "Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American elected to office in the US, is my hero because she has overcome countless barriers to be a voice for all minorities, and she gives me hope for the future of the U.S."
Goals as a Wisconsin Singer: Develop skills I can use in my career, and increase my confidence in my ability to contribute to the group