Ellen Theg,  Director of Contracts and Special Projects

Ellen studied Biology at Wellesley College, and spent a summer interning at the Council on Environmental Quality in Washington, DC, observing the political side of the environmental movement. After working in research science at Duke University, she decided to pursue her first passion – film – and moved to NYC to get into the business. She specialized in business and legal affairs for a European company, earning her MBA along the way at NYU’s Executive MBA program. Happy to be back in the environmental field, fostering work at the local level with Groundwork, she’s also pleased to be supporting the community of Yonkers where her great-grandparents first settled after emigrating from Sweden.

Ellen is in charge of Contracts and Special Projects for Groundwork, acting as Project Manager for several core initiatives including the Yonkers Greenway and the climate change education project funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Ellen holds a B.A in Biology from Wellesley College and an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.