Ellen Schwartz

Ellen leads Transparentem’s internal operations, human resources, financial management, and supports the implementation of its strategic plan.

Prior to her role as Operations Manager, Ellen worked as Transparentem’s Operations Associate. Before joining the organization, Ellen interned at the Track II Environmental Forum at the Arava Institute, where she helped facilitate logistics for Track II’s sustainable development projects in Palestine, Israel, and Jordan. Previously, she worked as a Property Manager at Housing Unlimited, a non-profit organization that provides permanent, affordable housing to adults in mental health recovery. As an undergraduate, she worked as a Research Assistant on numerous studies on the Fairtrade movement, third party certifications, and workers’ rights in agricultural supply chains.

Ellen graduated magna cum laude from Lewis & Clark College with a B.A. in International Relations and a minor in Political Economy.