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Ellie Price

Pearson Fellow

MPP Candidate

Ellie Price is a second-year MPP student at Harris Public Policy. She is currently a business development consultant at Iris Light Technologies, a silicon photonics company spun out of Argonne National Lab.

While at Harris, Price has worked as an investment banking summer associate at Credit Suisse, and as an innovation fund associate with the George Shultz Innovation Fund.

Prior to her time at the University of Chicago, Price directed The Locus Coalition of 14 NGOs, convening international development funders, policymakers, and practitioners to promote the design and evaluation of evidence-based, locally owned, and integrated global development programs. Price represented Locus members’ best practices as a speaker and moderator on panels at the UN, think tanks and other forums, and she oversaw all operations and activities of the Coalition and its Research and Learning Working Groups. Price also served as co-chair of the Society for International Development Young Professionals Network Washington DC Chapter. Prior to Locus, Price was a Crisis Response Program Officer at FHI 360, where she supported the launch of a humanitarian response unit and rapid response capabilities with the US Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance in Borno State, Nigeria. She also served as an Urban Leaders Fellow in Denver, Colorado.

Price holds a bachelor’s degree in international development studies from Calvin College and studied East African politics and religion at Uganda Christian University. During her undergraduate studies, Price performed research, fundraising strategy, and project design for nonprofits working with immigrant populations in Michigan. As a consultant for a healthcare management firm, she designed an impact evaluation for its international nonprofit arm, adapting training materials for healthcare managers in Dubai and sub-Saharan Africa. 

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.