Intern Spotlight: Ella Wisniewski

Author: Staff

LEO’s undergraduate interns gain real-world experience working on research to better understand and unleash effective poverty interventions. They work on all aspects of our projects including exploratory research, data analysis, project management, marketing and communications, and administration.

Our 2021 Academic Year intern class includes 12 of Notre Dame’s best and brightest students. Meet one of them now.

Meet Ella

Class of 2022

Ella Wisniewski

Ella—an Economics and English major with an Honors Concentration in Creative Writing as well as minors in both Theology and Glynn Honors—is from Dover, Delaware and returns to the undergraduate LEO team as a Dissemination Intern. Throughout the year she works on creating research and policy briefs, as well as helping generally with LEO's efforts to translate research for a non-research audience.

When we first asked Ella why she came to work for LEO, she said, “I was really interested in LEO's mission-driven work and their commitment to finding evidence-based solutions to end poverty. I am also really looking forward to my specific role because it combines my academic interests of economic research and writing!”

For this coming school year, Ella explained how excited she is “to continue my work writing research briefs for LEO projects. I am also researching emergency financial assistance, as well as national policies that are relevant to LEO's mission.”

Outside of her involvement with LEO, on campus Ella is a proud member of the piccolo section in the Band of the Fighting Irish.

We also asked Ella about her favorite spot on campus: “I practically live in the basement of LaFun (LaFortune Student Center). I love doing homework in the booths, and the proximity to Starbucks is key.”