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Ellen Bakker

Senior College Counselor/Washington Campus Lead
Waukegan High School

Ellen earned her Master’s degree in School Counseling from Boston College, and worked in the Boston area for three years supporting students, and their families, throughout the college application process — most of whom were first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented on college campuses. At Schuler, Ellen continues to support students as they achieve their high school and college academic dreams.

Outside of work Ellen can be found hanging out with her two orange tabby cats, Colby and Jack. She enjoys reading, discovering new podcasts, and traveling the U.S. -- she’s been to 31 states and counting.

"Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it." - Marian Wright Edelman

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