Barbara Martin Ellis
Barbara Martin Ellis is interested in exploring the work of nonprofit organizations that drive educational opportunities and access for students in low income and underserved communities.
She left college to work full-time when the burdens of student loans became too much, and returned to school and learned beside her children, whom she homeschooled to Harvard after acceptances to several Ivy League schools and Stanford University.
She now has master’s degrees from Saint Joseph’s University and the University of Pennsylvania, which she obtained at the age of 47. Area nonprofits were an integral part of her family's journey and she's eager to share their stories to help young people develop their own unique skills and interests.