Ellen Abrams

Ellen is an MBA/MS candidate at the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise. She has focused her graduate studies on social entrepreneurship and its role in improving water and energy access in emerging markets.

Ellen previously worked at the William Davidson Institute, an international development research group housed at the Ross School of Business, where she developed market-based solutions to address pharmaceutical supply chain challenges around the world. Prior to her time at WDI, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic, building small-scale water systems in rural communities. Ellen holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland.

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