Ellen Stern Griswold

Ellen Stern Griswold joined Wolfe’s Neck Center in December 2023 as the Director of Programs. In that role, Ellen focuses on the management and development of all of Wolfe’s Neck Center’s place-based programs, including agriculture, education, research collaborations, and visitor services. Prior to coming to Wolfe’s Neck Center, Ellen spent seven years at Maine Farmland Trust (MFT), most recently as the Deputy Director, and prior to that as the Policy and Research Director. Ellen practiced federal energy regulatory law in Washington, DC for 8 years before her passion for agriculture and food systems change – and its implications for farmers, the environment, and public health – led her to pursue a new career focused on food and farming in Maine.

Ellen obtained her LL.M. in Food and Agriculture Law from Vermont Law School, her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, and her BA in Public Policy from Brown University.

In her free time, Ellen loves exploring Maine’s beaches, forests, and farms with her husband Oliver and their two daughters.

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