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Meet Ellie, 2022 Homecoming Court Member

Portrait of 2022 Homecoming Court member Elyse Baden

Meet Ellie, 2022 Homecoming Court Member

Ellie Baden is a senior from Buffalo Grove, Illinois studying political theory and constitutional democracy, social relations and policy, and interdisciplinary humanities at MSU. She also has six minors: art history and visual culture, classical and Ancient Mediterranean studies, environment and sustainability studies, Jewish studies, leadership in integrated learning, and science, technology, environment, and public policy, as well as being an honors student. During her time as a Spartan, she’s helped welcome new Spartans with her involvement as an Honors College Green Team member and a mentor for the JMC First Year Mentor Program. She also served in leadership roles such as a JMC representative on the Student Sustainability Leadership Council, the vice president of marketing at MSU SciComm and the treasurer of the MSU Undergraduate Student Moot Court Association. She currently serves as the director of human resources for Associated Students of MSU (ASMSU) and works for for James Madison Career Services. Her work has been published in several publications including her research on faith’s engagement in environmental peacebuilding. She served as a research assistant at JMC where she contributed to Collapse and Rebirth: A Living Archive on the Collapse of the USSR and Beyond. She also worked as an intern at the Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel at MSU.

“I’m so proud to be a Spartan and representative of the university because MSU offers world-class academic programs, a caring campus community and incredible opportunities for all types of engagement.”

Author: Jenna Malinowski