Major & School:
Business Finance at
San Diego State University
Ellen Smolarski is currently a finance major with a minor in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at San Diego State University with a projected graduation date of May 2021. Prior to working at UGF Ellen worked as a market research intern for Evolution Accelerator in Sacramento, CA. There she learned the landscape surrounding accelerators as well as got hands-on experience in helping small/local companies and doing intensive market research surrounding many different industries. She also worked as a growth intern for JobGet. As a smaller startup, it was interesting to see how these companies look to grow and what goes into their success. Ellen would like to continue working in venture capital with a focus on green investing. Ellen also loves to travel and is interested in continuing her studies in Europe after obtaining her bachelor's degree.
In her free time, Ellen enjoys hiking, swimming, rock climbing, and playing soccer. She is currently on the club soccer team at San Diego State where she serves as the treasurer for her team.