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Jennifer Ellis

Jennifer Ellis headshotResearch & Policy Director 


Jennifer Ellis joins ConnCAN from her position as Head of Policy and Assistant General Counsel with Success Academy Charter Schools. Jennifer headed Success Academy's Policy Team in their efforts to enact meaningful education reform on the city, state, and federal levels. In her role as Head of Policy, Jennifer engaged with all aspects of policy work from elected official outreach to advancing complex legislation, and played a critical role in expanding Success Academy’s policy work to the federal sphere. Before joining Success Academy in 2014, Jennifer worked for the U.S. Department of Justice and served as a White House intern under the Obama administration. Jennifer is a graduate of Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington and received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Washington State University (Go Cougs!). Jennifer is excited to join the ConnCAN team and to explore her new home in New Haven.

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