Ellen is new to the staff of Mission Santa Maria, but not new to the Mission itself. She spent 4 months volunteering at the Mission in Ecuador after she graduated from the University of Notre Dame. Ellen studied English and Philosophy at Notre Dame and went on to earn a Master’s in English Education. She taught English in a high school outside of Boston, and now she stays home with her baby, Jack. Between changing diapers and stroller fit classes, Ellen will help Mission Santa Maria with all the behind the scenes work that helps us run. She has seen the value of the Mission herself and is so happy to be able to help it run well and grow to serve more children.