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Ellen was born at Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto, California. In 1973 she moved with her
parents and two older brothers to the North Shore of Long Island. Upon graduation from Great Neck
North High School in 1988 she attended the undergraduate business program at The Wharton School
of the University of Pennsylvania,in Philadelphia. At the end of her junior year, the Dean warned
her that she needed at least one liberal arts class to graduate. She went to Paris on a study abroad
program to perfect her French while fulfilling the requirement and has lived there ever since.

When people ask Ellen why she stayed in Paris, she reminds them that she was hired as a capital
markets intern in the trading room at JP Morgan bank’s Paris office, located at place Vendôme. As a
finance major, was there a better first job in the world? Over the years, she went on to positions of
increasing responsibility in other financial services institutions in Paris. She most recently worked
at the Bourse de Paris, rebranded NYSE Euronext. Currently, she is a candidate for certification
as an independent corporate director at the Institut Français des Administrateurs, on the campus
of Sciences Po.

Ellen lives in the Left Bank with her husband and daughter.
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