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Ella Schwierske


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Ella is an asset to any team in a project management and communication support role. This is because she’s steady, focused, and flexible in the face of shifting priorities and deadlines. She can handle complex projects and she always considers all facets of the program.

Her organizational experience equips her well in terms of business tools and skills.

  • Internal and external communication
  • Research and data analysis
  • Event planning and execution
  • Press releases and community outreach
  • Proposal and grant writing
  • Customer service optimization
  • Grassroots organizing and fundraising
  • Agile project methods
  • Microsoft Office 365

Ella has two BA degrees from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. The first is in the Biological Aspects of Conservation, and the second is in Political Science.

Her personal philosophy is to treat others the way you want to be treated. And don’t ask others to do things you’re unwilling to do yourself. “Society’s expectations are often too high. It’s easy to lose the human element and become transactional,” she said. “We tend to complain rather than empathize. I assume everyone has good intentions. And I don’t get upset by small things I don’t control.”

Away from work, Ella loves to be active. As a result, she shoots for 10,000 steps each day and is an enthusiastic member of the Peloton community. In the summer, she plays soccer, softball, and disc golf. She also admits she likes to grab a craft brew with teammates after games. In cooler months, Ella watches sports with her fiancé, although they don’t always agree on who to cheer for. For example, one is a Packer fan, and one is a Bears fan. It’s friendly competition though. Most of the time.