Ellen Wang Nellie Mae Education Foundation NME Staff

Ellen Wang


Ellen Wang is Nellie Mae’s Senior Program and Equity Officer. She leads the Foundation’s internal racial equity learning agenda in close collaboration with the Nellie Mae staff. She also manages the Supporting Organizations Led by People of Color grant fund, a portfolio of 44 youth, parent, and educator-serving organizations working in New England to dismantle racial inequities in public education.

Prior to joining Nellie Mae, Ellen served as the Director of Youth Education at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center. She is a former high school teacher and teacher educator and brings over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit, youth development, education, and philanthropic sectors. 


Ellen received a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, an M.A. in Humanities with a concentration in Philosophy in Education from the University of Chicago and has a certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the School of Management at Boston University. She serves on the Board of the Boston Chinatown Neighbor Center.


A Quote Ellen Lives By…

“To make a revolution, people must not only struggle against existing institutions. They must make a philosophical/spiritual leap and become more ‘human’ human beings. In order to change/transform the world, they must change/transform themselves.” 

-Grace Lee Boggs