Ellyn has over 15 years of experience working as a recruiter in the SF Bay area and has represented numerous companies at career and networking events.
From gaming companies to tech start-ups, she has helped many job candidates find fulfilling opportunities, from recent college graduates to director level individuals.
A firm believer in the power of education to transform lives, she has been fortunate to have had some excellent teachers, (and great parents!), along the way, who encouraged her to follow her passions.
Going to gallery openings of high school art teachers and meeting a family friend who made his living as an Illustrator, helped her to imagine the possibilities for her own creative path. This led to her desire to pursue a career that allows for creative expression. She followed her passion and continued onwards in her education to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from Pratt Institute. In addition to working as a Recruiter in the past, she has also worked as an Advertising Copywriter.
Knowing not everyone is lucky to have people who offer so much support, she's excited to be part of an organization that helps students get the resources they need to be successful.
Born in Roanoke, Virginia, she grew up on the East Coast and tries to visit New York City to see Broadway shows and visit friends, whenever time allows.
After growing weary of shoveling snow in Connecticut, she tossed her windshield ice scraper and snow shovel, and drove across country to California, which she has been fortunate to call home for many years.
Her series of Missing Persons stories, narrated by a San Francisco Detective, ~ Emerson Mysteries ~ is available on Amazon and Kindle.
Her guiding philosophy is "If you can dream it, you can do it." A big believer in positive visualization, she starts any new venture by writing a letter to herself about what the experience will be like, as if she is looking back on it, before it has even begun.
She's excited to be part of the College Advising Prep team and looks forward to working with our serving the students. In her free time, she paints, draws, and writes fiction.