Ellen Patterson

External Programs & Alumni Relations Senior Professional


Email Address: ellen.patterson@ucdenver.edu

Office Hours: By appointment





Ellen Patterson (she/her) currently serves as the External Programs & Alumni Relations Senior Professional for the School of Public Affairs. Her work is dedicated to enhancing the daily operations experience for participants, instructors, and staff of SPA professional development programs as well as advancing initiatives to deepen engagement between SPA alumni, students, and the greater community. Before joining CU Denver, Ellen worked as a project manager and client success director for a virtual events startup and as a project coordinator for a neurodevelopmental disabilities research laboratory. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Development & Psychological Services from Northwestern University. When not at work, Ellen divides her time between cuddling her dachshund pup, trying new recipes, and being outdoors backpacking and camping.

School of Public Affairs

CU Denver

Lawrence Street Center

1380 Lawrence Street


Denver, CO 80204


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