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Ella Patrona

Implementation Coordinator

With her natural gravitational pull towards creating balance, Ella’s experience has extended to both field work and research with the common goal of eliciting a greater good. Ella completed her bachelors at Michigan State University in Child Development, and minored in Communication Sciences & Disorders, and Spanish. Ella completed a student teaching rotation in an inclusive 4 year-old preschool classroom through a program funded by Head Start and Great Start Readiness. In addition, she spent time as a volunteer at Sparrow Hospital on the pediatric floor, as well as in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. During her time as a volunteer she worked with Child Life Specialists to ensure the comfort of the children during their stay. With a background in research and working first hand with children, Ella is well equipped and looking forward to collaborating with other researchers and government agencies to identify and bridge gaps in the services currently provided. Her main initiative is to improve children's learning experiences and environments, putting them on a trajectory for success later in life. Conducting research, promoting work/life balance, and caring for others are the driving factors behind her unwavering approach and dedication to her continuous work.


Ella’s passion for people extends to her friends and family, whom she spends her days outside of working. She prefers to spend her personal time in her garden, cooking, or with her two cats. With the ability to create a harmonious approach to any initiative while leaving no detail overlooked, Ella is a natural do-er and communicator.

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