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Ella Patrona

Implementation Coordinator

Ella Patrona is an Implementation Coordinator at Research to Practice. Prior to joining R2P, Ella worked in early childhood research studying literacy, language, and nature-based learning. She also has direct education experience: Ella worked both in an early childhood classroom and as a teaching assistant at Michigan State, where she graduated with a degree in Child Development and minors in Spanish and Communication Sciences & Disorders. 

Ella brings a wealth of content knowledge in early childhood education, development, and wellness to R2P. Bringing her experience in education to the forefront, Ella excels at helping others learn the skills she has mastered. Ella is a highly skilled communicator, compiling and analyzing data to produce outputs for both expert and lay audience consumption. Trained in Section 508 ADA Compliance, Ella ensures that clients of all backgrounds, abilities, and experience levels are able to fully participate in any training she provides. She is dedicated to accessibility and effectiveness of all communications. 

Beyond her hardworking, thoughtful contributions to clients, Ella frequently brings joy to the workplace by introducing clients and coworkers to her feline officemates, June and Nugget. She takes advantage of Michigan summers by working in her garden, and she loves to connect with others over cooking and conversation.

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