The Ellie Block and Family Career Services Center at the Friedman School is committed to helping our students and graduates leverage their outstanding experiential education to find impactful and fulfilling careers. Our career coaches leverage their many years of experience, career development training and practice, and industry and employer insights, to assist students and alumni.
The Friedman School pursues cutting-edge research and education from cell to society, including in molecular nutrition, human metabolism, population studies, clinical trials, nutrition interventions and behavior change, communication, food systems and sustainability, global food insecurity, humanitarian crises, and food economics and policy.
Ellen-Marie serves as Faculty Coordinator and provides a wide range of administrative support for a diverse porfolio of Friedman faculty. She coordinates travel arrangements, reconciles financial reimbursements, coordinates meetings, manages calendars, and as well as other administrative responsibilities that vary depending on the goal or task at hand. Ellen-Marie acts as a liason between Friedman School staff and students, and serves as a primary point of contact for Friedman School faculty members.
Ellen-Marie also provides special project support to Ed Kleifgen and Krissy Day and back-up coverage for other members of the school’s administrative support team.
Ellen-Marie received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Marketing from Suffolk University. Throughout her college career, she served as an office assistant in the university’s Political Research Center, where she mainly assisted with data entry and research projects while performing general office tasks. Before arriving in this position, she worked as an administrative assistant in a small property management firm in Cambridge, where she assisted the manager as well as all members of the company with a wide variety of needs, in addition to having worked directly with tenants, service providers, and maintenance management staff.