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Ellen Essman

Ellen Essman
Senior Research Associate
Degree Information: 
BS - Political Science - Minor - Natural Resource Management - The Ohio State University
J.D. - Certificate in Agricultural Law - Drake University Law School

Ellen serves as a Senior Research Associate working in the CFAES Office of Government Affairs and collaboratively with the Knowledge Exchange and OSU Extension. In this capacity, she provides legal analysis on current agricultural issues, helps create outreach materials for public dissemination, provides support in the initiation, planning, execution, and closure phases of engagement with policy-oriented stakeholders, faculty, and extension educators to identify topics of interest in the areas of food, agricultural, and works with the Knowledge Exchange communications and to develop creative and interactive policy and research translation products for engagement with CFAES audiences. Prior to this, she worked as a senior research associate in OSU Extension’s Agricultural & Resource Law Program.